“I became pregnant when I was 16. When I sought help from my family, they disowned me,” 23-year-old Tari (not her real name) said. So she moved from one friend’s place to another, eventually moving to West Java. After she gave birth, her family took the baby but told her she had to leave. She now lives in Jakarta. Despite the hardship, she said she never regretted giving birth. Yamini, a 70-year-old traditional baby masseuse … Continued
Samsara are asking people to post videos with their own words to the theme of this video, showing that they support #MyBodyChallenge. Using the hashtags #28Sept #MyBodyChallenge #IResistWePersist SOURCE: Photo
The government’s sluggish effort to provide legal and safe abortion services has largely denied the rights of the people, especially victims of rape, to proper reproductive health services, say the Women’s Health Foundation, women’s rights campaigners. Three years after the Health Ministry’s Decree on Reproductive Health went into force, the much-awaited services remain elusive. The decree is a follow-up to Law No. 36/2009 on Health, which legalizes abortion for rape victims and as a … Continued
These unique data provide a window of understanding into who contacts safe abortion hotlines and why, and enable exploration of future directions for research on the role of safe abortion hotlines in women’s access to safe abortion.
Inna Hudaya’s experience with an unsafe abortion led to years of depression. She founded Samsara, an organisation that started as a support group for women who have had abortions and developed into a hotline for abortion advice.
Samsara held the following activities in Yogyakarta and Bali: 1. Bust the Balloons, Bust the Myths at ‘Alun-Alun Kidul’ (in front of Sultan Palace) in Yogyakarta and also in Bali at BTDC area 2. Two workshops with sex workers and religious community in Bali that will discuss abortion myths. 3. Social media campaign. Follow them on Twitter @samsar4 @pungkasdk 4. Release of a short video in collaboration with www.womenhelp.org entitled “In Our Hands” and … Continued