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KENYA SOLIDARITY MESSAGES – Caroline Mwatha

Thank you for your message of solidarity with the Kenya activists and Caroline’s family. It has now been confirmed that she died of excessive bleeding from a botched abortion. A lot is still not clear and the police are said ...

UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN -Belgian Minister to take Brussels Declaration ”Right to abortion” to the Commission

Rudy Demotte, Minister-President of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, is due to go to New York for the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York, 10-14 March. Demotte’s message is clear: a woman's right to abortion needs to be ...

CATHOLIC CHURCH – Sexual abuse of nuns: longstanding Church scandal emerges from the shadows

“When a sister becomes pregnant, the priest insists that she have an abortion.” the report added. ‘‘The sister is usually dismissed from her congregation while the priest is often only moved to another parish - or sent for studies.” The ...

ARGENTINA – Queering abortion rights: notes from Argentina

This paper analyses public documents from the abortion rights movement’s main coalition alongside interviews with 19 Campaign activists to examine shifts and tensions in contemporary abortion rights activism. It traces the incorporation of trans-inclusive language into the newly proposed abortion ...

NAMIBIA/SOUTH AFRICA – Namibia to decriminalise abandonment of babies, but not South Africa

The government of Namibia has decriminalised the act of abandoning a newborn baby, which gender activists say is usually the result of difficulties in obtaining an abortion. Elsarien Katiti, media officer of Sister Namibia, an organisation that campaigns for women's ...

ARGENTINA – Una vuelta de tuerca a la objeción de conciencia: Una propuesta regulatoria a partir de las prácticas de aborto legal en Argentina

A twist to conscientious objection: A regulatory proposal based on legal abortion practice in Argentina: This document is based on research (interviews, a survey, comparative law and comparative experiences) and Argentinian experience, in which we propose how to regulate conscientious objection. It ...