Nepal: Beyond Beijing Committee

  Celebrating Safe Abortion Day with National Youth Council (NYC) on 22nd Sept 2017 in New York City, and… Beyond Beijing Committee celebrated Safe Abortion Day, marking the 11th amendment of the civil code of Nepal which made abortion legal. And commemorated those women who lost their lives due to unsafe abortions #safeabortion #srhr4all #womenrights #sep28

Safe Abortion Services in Cambodia and Safe Abortion with Quality of Care in Nepal

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The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) has been working since 1993 to champion women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Their January 2017 e-newsletter, Issue 1, highlights five short videos on SRHR issues in Cambodia, China, India, Nepal, and Philippines. We highlight two of them here, which are on safe abortion in Cambodia and Nepal, both countries that have legalised early abortions, highlighting the fact that many women are not yet aware of this.

Nepal’s Ministry of Health close to finalising free abortion guideline

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More than a year after announcing that abortion would be available free of cost, the government of Nepal has set aside Rs 32 million for the fiscal year 2016-17 to start the service. Preparation included collecting data on the number of abortion services seekers. “Once it is complete, we will pass it to Ministry of Finance; after that, we will be able to start the service. It might take around two to three more weeks.”

No evidence that unsafe abortion cases are on the rise in Nepal

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On 11 September 2016, the Himalayan Times published an article making a series of claims that were very problematic, while offering no evidence for its claims. Awareness-raising sessions with journalists that provide them with accurate and evidence-based information and share ideas about how to investigate and report experiences like these in a critical way can help to influence and inform public thinking.

FEATURE: Effects of being denied abortion

Statement from the Peace Foundation, Pakistan “We have been hearing so many sweet coded words that now with legal abortion women will be free, have access to reproductive justice. Legislation regarding abortion is often proved meaningless, however, because wherever abortion is legal, barriers are still posing threats for safe abortion seekers, providers and advocates. The law on abortion is highly restrictive in Pakistan. But the situation for many women is not different in Nepal or … Continued

NEPAL: Message from Ipas Nepal team about the first Safe Abortion Day in Nepal

The Ministry of Health and Population, Family Health Division, Ipas Nepal and other partner organizations jointly organized the first Safe Abortion Day in Nepal on 26 September, 2015. On the special event of the day, the Minister of Health and Population of Nepal, Director of Family Health Division, Director of Planning Division, National Health Training Center, and other senior officials from the Ministry of Health and Population and partner organizations attended and discussed the importance … Continued

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