DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Avortement sécurisé = Soin de santé LE 28 SEPTEMBRE 2019 Sous le lead du Groupement des Femmes Vivant avec le VIH, GFV-VIH, soutenu par le Fonds d’Action pour l’Avortement Sécurisé (SAAF) avec l’appui technique de Women on Waves, la FONDATION SOLIADRITE FAMILIALE (FOSOF) et le « Forum des Jeunes Féministes de l’Est de la RDC (www.rdcjeunesfeministes.org : DEBOUT FILLE, Groupement des Femmes Vivant avec le VIH, Solidarité des Jeunes Filles pour l’Education et l’Intégration Socioprofessionnelle … Continued

ZIMBABWE – “Address unsafe abortions to reduce maternal deaths”

The public health problem of unsafe abortion has been the subject of news articles, debates and advocacy campaigns in Zimbabwe going back a long time. Starting in 2017, the Women’s Action Group (WAG) began to implement a project working with a range of national and international partners, whose ultimate goal is to empower and girls to utilise the existing law to access safe abortion services without stigma, and to reduce unsafe abortion-related deaths and morbidity … Continued

UGANDA – Experts call for safe abortion as part of essential health package for women

“When the doctor told me that we needed to discuss the results of my pregnancy test, I already knew I was pregnant; because I was just recovering from rape.” It was hard for her to accept the news, since she saw this as an end to her dream of becoming a teacher. I knew, without doubt, that I would be expelled from school and banished from home by my parents. I spent days in agony, … Continued

SENEGAL – Laws on abortion and other girls’ and women’s rights to be amended

Laws related to abortion and other rights of girls and women are soon be amended in Senegal. On 26 July, during a dinner discussion organised by the Association de Juristes de Senegal (AJS), the government director of human rights, Moussa Ka, explained that the State had made a commitment to establish a technical committee to review the legislative and regulatory provisions that discriminate against women with the aim of modifying them. This, he said, included … Continued

CAMEROON – Medications easily bought from illegal street sellers, including misoprostol

Landry Kouam, a pharmacist in Baham (West) and a member of the Collective of Pharmacists of Cameroon, decided to film himself playing the role of a customer seeking medicines in different parts of Cameroon with a small, discreet camera placed in a button of his shirt. His aim was to collect evidence on the illegal sale of drugs in shops and markets, but he visited hospital pharmacies as well. Many Cameroonian merchants, he said, appear … Continued

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