PALESTINE: National campaign about the risks of unsafe abortion

Posted by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion on  28 September 2015

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  (Text in Arabic below) The Palestinian Family Planning & Protection Association (PFPPA) has implemented a national campaign about the risks of unsafe abortion as part of a SAAF project “Together we stand to empower women’s right to have access to safe abortion services and information”. This campaign targeted 545 people from different ages in the project areas (Hebron and Halhoul). Through coordination and cooperation with a number of schools and community institutions in Hebron

NIGERIA: Fight against abortion stigma and discrimination

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This Generation for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN) and the National Coalition and others celebrated the September 28 Day of Action in two states in Nigeria (Lagos and Imo States). The activities included: • A forum was organized at Owerri which included: Deputy Directors of Management Board, Midwives, Nurses, Nurse Attendants, Ttraditional Birth Attendants, Politicians, Staff of a Family Planning Unit, Ipas Imo State and other women, girls and men. • Publication of an article

BURUNDI: event for decriminalising abortion and for girls’ rights

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Report: In Burundi, the group Solidarité des Femmes Burundaises pour la Lutte contra le SIDA et le Paludisme au Burundi (SFBLSP) organised events both for the 28 September Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion and for the International Day of the Girl Child.

DR CONGO: Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Women & Girls for 28 Sept

Posted by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion on  28 September 2015

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On October 1, 2015, Pathfinder International together with the National Program of Youth and Adolescents (PNSA) organized an event in Kinshasa, DRC to celebrate September 28. The event centered on the issue of unwanted pregnancy, and aimed to generate fresh ideas to create suitable policy, community and service delivery environments for better access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for young girls and women. There were more than 70 attendees, including members of the

UGANDA: Community Health Rights Network (COHERINET) busts myths and abortion stigma

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To promote the global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion and the Campaign for decriminalisation of abortion in grass roots of Uganda, COHERINET held myth busting activities focused on tackling abortion stigma.   Busting myths around abortion stigma Rather than reacting defensively to conservative, anti-abortion messages, COHERINET expressed the importance of building “a reality-based argument against them by focusing on the positive experiences and realities derived from abortion through different avenues like the