The network SOS Femmes en Détresse (SOS FED) organised interactive, educational workshops with women and young women on the risks of unsafe and clandestine abortions, the prevention of HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and unwanted pregnancy, whose aim is the reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality. SOURCE: SOS Femmes en Détresse website
Burundian women living in Tanzanian refugee camps have reported fleeing their homes after being raped, but in the refugee camps rape is also alarmingly prevalent. According to interviews conducted by Human Rights Watch, many women do not receive proper post-rape care, and as abortion is only legally available in Tanzania when needed to save a woman’s life, many are forced to have the children.
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.