We are organising some small events, comprised of the following: 1) Public awareness drive through distribution of flyers and display of posters (Ipas is a partner). 2) Capturing reactions of passers-by to ‘What are your thoughts on abortion?’ and later editing into a video compilation to be uploaded in YouTube. 3) A session with public health students and faculty where abortion-related video clips will be shown followed by discussion. 4) ‘Power walk’ activity to … Continued
‘Voice Your Abortion. Defeat Stigma‘, a platform for women from all walks of life to share their abortion stories and experiences will be hosting a Twitter chat in collaboration with Feminism In India about abortion storytelling and using it as a medium to end abortion stigma. https://www.facebook.com/VoiceYourAbortion/
The Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC) will be celebrating September 28, Safe Abortion Day, with various programmes and activities. On 25 September, the Reproductive Health Rights Working Group (RHRWG), which is comprised of NGOs and INGOs, including Ipas and Center for Reproductive Rights, and in which Beyond Beijing Committee is an active member, organised a meeting for the preparation for Safe Abortion Day. We decided to take this day as an opportunity to bring the … Continued
Denial of access to safe and legal abortion is a form of institutional violence against women. We discussed the importance of access to safe and legal abortion and its relationship with violence against women. ARROW joined the New Tactics in Human Rights community for an online conversation on Violence against Women: Advocating for Legal Reform, as a Conversation Leader. ARROW facilitated a discussion on Wednesday the 28th of September as part of the Global Day of Action for Access to … Continued
Let’s Talk About Abortion – we are sharing this video created by ASAP Youth Champions for Sept 28th. The video highlights the stigma and barriers to abortion access in Asia and underscores the need to have more positive conversations around abortion.
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Here’s the good news about women’s health in Thailand as the world marks International Safe Abortion Day Wednesday: safe, easy and legal abortions are finally a reality here. And they’re also free. Here’s the bad news: It’s still very difficult for women to get medication abortion services from state hospitals.
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.
In Myanmar, most people practice Theravada Buddhism, which says life starts at conception. Still, studies suggest an estimated 250,000 Burmese women get illegal abortions each year. It’s a leading cause of maternal death in Myanmar. While contraceptives are available, they can be difficult to obtain, particularly for poor women and women living in rural areas.
The study findings point to the need for a nuanced understanding of gender among medical educators and students. The introduction of gender could pave the way for an opening up of medicine to delve deeper into how signifiers such as class, caste, gender etc. have a bearing on health.