On Saturday 17 March 2017 a warrior for justice – Jaitun – commonly referred to as ‘Amma’, took her last breath and with the stillness of the night, like a rainbow that came to show her magnificence, her spirit passed on as her body lay on a scrap of mud floor outside a shop front, which she paid Rupees 1,500 per month to rent…
In 2014, an estimated 430,000 menstrual regulation procedures were performed in health facilities nationwide, representing a sharp 34% decline since 2010. The annual rate of MR was 10 per 1,000 women aged 15–49 in 2014, down from 17 in 2010.
Unsafe abortion is still a significant public health problem in India, with complications of abortion accounting for 8-9% of maternal deaths. Every year an estimated 6.4 million abortions take place in India, and over half (56%) are estimated to be unsafe. Many women are not aware that abortion is legal, nor are they aware of facilities that are certified by the government to provide abortion services.
In solidarity with the Repeal the 8th Campaign in Ireland.
i) Media Interaction Programme with national partners under the leadership of the National Women Commission; ii) Candlelight march; iii) Talk show / Panel discussion; http://www.crehpa.org.np/
The 41st Thai Choices Network Meeting and 3rd Pro-Voice Campaign for the Right to Access Safe and Legal Abortion, 23rd September, 10am-7.30pm Topics include: the right to safe and legal abortion, demystifying safe abortion, the path to safe abortion, Participants/Speakers … Continued
Youth Champion Advocacy Network Nepal (Youth CANN) also participated in the candle light ceremony organized on the special occasion of the international day of action on safe abortion #sept28 , remembering all those who lost their lives due to unsafe … Continued
YANSL – Youth Advocacy Network Sri Lanka conducted an online campaign busting myths that surround abortion and also joined the #StepintoOurShoes Campaign calling upon women and girls to voice their struggles for reproductive justice. They invited quotes emphasizing the importance … Continued
YouthCANN Youth Champions Advocacy Network Nepal conducted a Flashmob along with Bhaktapur Youth Information Forum demanding universal access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion, that respects their rights to privacy and confidentiality and are easily accessible, … Continued
Leila Hessini wrote a blog entitled “Destigmatizing and decriminalizing abortion: that’s our collective work” was published on Rewire, 28 September