Delay in amending the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act to provide women more time to seek abortion after a diagnosis of serious fetal anomaly is forcing women to go to the Supreme Court for permission to end their pregnancies. … Continued
Myanmar: the weight of religion, an obstacle to decriminalisation of abortion Although contraception is freely available, few women know how to use it and young ones, especially in rural areas, are ashamed to try and obtain it. Abortion is legally … Continued
When Maryam had an abortion, her husband beat and humiliated her. Her story is not unusual in Afghanistan, yet illegal, unsafe terminations are on the rise. As a newlywed, Maryam’s husband promised to let her finish her university degree. Then … Continued
In Geneva on 8 May, the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review raised questions on the compliance of the Philippines government with its commitments on reproductive health and rights, including access to abortion. The Netherlands recommended that … Continued
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