UGANDA – CEHURD: Multi-sectoral Dialogue on Teenage Pregnancy, Unsafe Abortion and Maternal Health

Prof. Ben Twinomugisha is an advocate for safe and legal abortion in Uganda. He delivered the keynote address at the multi-sectoral dialogue on #TeenagePregnancy #UnsafeAbortion and #MaternalHealth in Uganda for International Safe Abortion Day. He said that the strongest opposition to #Abortion comes from the Roman Catholic Church. #MaternalHealth is protected under the national, regional and international laws. The #MaputoProtocol, which has been ratified by Uganda, is one of them. Source: @CSMMUA

SOUTH AFRICA – Street Clean-up by Partners in Sexual Health and Siyakwazi Youth Network

To mark International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019, Partners in Sexual Health and the Siyakwazi Youth Network took down misleading abortion posters in Cape Town and replaced them with posters that have proper and accurate information. More images available via: @siyakwaziyouth / @PSH_SRHR

RWANDA – HDI marks International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019

The following statement was published by Health Development Initiative (HDI) to mark International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019: “Health Development Initiative advocates for and supports inclusive, health-friendly policies and services for everyone regardless of social, cultural, economic or any other status. We join the world to celebrate the International #SafeAbortion Day. We recognize the removal of legal barriers to safe abortion through the adoption of new penal law and the Ministerial Order determining conditions … Continued

NIGERIA – Generation Initiative for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN)

The following activities were proposed by the network to celebrate International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019: Create posters and banners with inscription related to the year’s theme (Abortion is HealthCare) Share the posters on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to create awareness of the campaign  Organize a Forum in Lagos, to host discussion and to share experiences of pregnancy and abortion-related issues as healthcare and its life saving potentials Re-launch our Policy Brief : Implementation … Continued

KENYA – Reproductive Health Network Kenya: Community dialogue

Young women, girls, gatekeepers and representatives from different organisations and the government have joined us at the Chief’s camp in Gita, Kisumu County, to commemorate International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019. This is part of an ongoing community dialogue on standards and guidelines on safe abortion as we join the rest of the world in marking the day. Source: Reproductive Health Network Kenya, @rhnkorg

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