On 13 March 2017, we reported the death of a 16-year-old girl from an unsafe abortion. On 16 March, the proprietor of a clinic in Kayole, Nairobi County, was arrested after a woman died in his clinic, the Faith Medical … Continued
BuzzFeed Health asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to write about their abortions. The form was shared widely and translated into multiple languages. They received over 1,200 responses to the English form alone. They published nine of the stories. Here … Continued
An Italian woman has revealed she was turned away from 23 hospitals in north-west Italy when she was seeking abortion services, highlighting the disconnect between the country’s abortion laws and access to services. The 41-year-old mother of two came forward … Continued
EuroNGOs are calling on civil society organizations around the world to sign a statement applauding the Global Fundraising Initiative, launched by Dutch government, which the Dutch have named She Decides. The aim is to raise funds to offset the loss … Continued
Click here for the 28 September report by Solidarité des Femmes Burundaises pour la lutte contre le Sida et le Paludisme au Burundi
This is the inaugural report of the UN Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel (IAP), which tracks accountability for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016–2030.
On Wednesday evening, a committee selected by the Polish lower house of parliament decided to reject a proposal to ban abortions, after more than a hundred thousand Polish women have taken to the streets in protest. Now the lower house … Continued
Round Up of Some of the Events and Activities Planned for International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2016 *** AFRICA CAMEROON Women for a Change (Wfac) Wfac, founded in 2009, is an independent, young women-led organisation working for women’s sexual … Continued
Today is a very bad day for women in Poland 23 September 2016 Two bills on abortion, both submitted through citizen’s petitions, were debated in the Sejm, the Polish parliament, yesterday afternoon and evening. Today, a vote was taken on … Continued
The “Save the Women” Civic Committee has tabled a draft law in the Sejm, lower house of the Polish parliament, liberalizing the anti-abortion legislation in force in Poland since 1993. The Committee succeeded in collecting about 215,000 signatures endorsing the draft law from across Poland in three months. The Sejm, the lower chamber of Parliament, now has three months to initiate debate on the bill.