1. POLAND: STOP PRESS Please sign the petition by Polish Women’s Strike opposing the presence of Polish religious extremists at the ICPD25 Summit in Nairobi We, Polish women, who have been fighting in the black protests in 150 cities in Poland against the religious fundamentalist’s total ban on abortion in 2016 and 2018, urge you not to trust those who approach you with “Christian values” or “family rights”. We want you to know that the foundation Ordo … Continued

ICPD+25 NAIROBI – International Campaign Panel, 13 November 2019

ICPD+25 is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, on 12-13-14 November 2019. Two of the Campaign coordination team will be representing us there: Shilpa Shroff and Christina Boateng. We invite you to our panel, one of only two NGO panels on abortion: Universal Access to Safe Abortion: Leaving No One Behind Date/Time: Wednesday, 13 November 13:00-14:30 The ICPD Programme of Action acknowledged morbidity and mortality from unsafe abortion as a serious public health problem. This panel will … Continued

KENYA – Victory in Landmark Ruling Challenging the Withdrawal of ‘The Standards & Guidelines’

On 12 June 2019, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a landmark case challenging the Kenyan government’s withdrawal of the “Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe Abortion in Kenya” (Standards & Guidelines). The Center filed the case on behalf of an adolescent (JMM)—who died last year after suffering from complications that resulted from an unsafe abortion—as well as the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kenya and two community human rights advocates. The case … Continued

KENYA – Extent of teen pregnancy high but access to sexuality education, contraception and safe abortion elusive

The subject of teen pregnancy following the school holidays is apparently well known in Kenya. One young woman, with the support of her mother but not the young man she got pregnant with, managed to stay in school and continue her education. But not everyone has that opportunity. In 2016, a study by the Centre for the Study of Adolescence found that each year in Kenya, some 13,000 girls drop out of school due to … Continued

KENYA – How abortion hypocrisy kills women

This commentary opens: “Opposition to abortion is so intense that even where women have the legal right to terminate their pregnancy, it can be extremely difficult to access the services needed to exercise that right. But, worse than that, opponents of abortion tend to ignore the failures that lead women to the point where they seek one in the first place. “From a moral standpoint, there is a strong case to be made for respecting … Continued

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