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BRAZIL – Developments regarding Amendment No.181 banning abortion

Amendment No.181, a provision to include protection of life from conception to the text of the Constitution of Brazil, was approved by the Special Commission of the Chamber of Deputies on 8 November. It would criminalize abortion under all circumstances ...

UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS – UN High Commissioner calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for obstetric emergencies

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement on 17 November that El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while ...

MEXICO – Persecution of woman who miscarried in Querétaro

DM was convicted of homicide following a miscarriage in February 2015 – part of a growing trend to criminalise pregnant women in conservative parts of Mexico like Querétaro. The day the miscarriage happened, DM dropped her 7 year old daughter ...

OHCHR & WHO

On 21 November 2017, the new WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, signed a Framework for Cooperation in response to the recommendations of the High Level Working Group ...

THAILAND – Nurse charged with running an illegal abortion clinic

A nurse has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal private abortion clinic in Muang district. The woman, who is aged 56, previously worked as nurse in private hospitals in the district. She was apprehended in her apartment around 9.30pm ...

IRELAND – Websites asked to reveal how many Irish women buy abortion pills instead of travelling abroad for abortion

The Health Service Executive (HSE) of Ireland is responsible for the provision of health and personal social services for everyone living in Ireland, with public funds. In the context of the current hearings by the Eighth Amendment Committee of the ...

Campaign members

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Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria
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Associacao moçambicana para o desenvolvimento da familia
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African Youth Safe Abortion Alliance, Malawi
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Centre for Youth and Development, Malawi
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Centre for Girls and Interaction, Malawai
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Kenya Association for Maternal & Neonatal Health
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Family Health Options Kenya
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Aunty Jane Hotline Kenya
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Dandelion Africa, Kenya
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Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health, Kenya
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Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa, Kenya
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Kisumu Medical and Education Trust, Kenya
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National Nurses Association of Kenya
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Minority Women in Action, Kenya
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African Network on Medical Abortion, Kenya
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