Africa

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GHANA: Save-Ghana

As part of SAVE-Ghana action on September 28  day of action, it will be be taking the campaign to rural ...
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DR CONGO: Un Conference-Debat

Un Conference-Debat sur la Problematique des Grossesses Non Desirees et des Avortements dans le Contexte de la RDC: Activites Commemoratives ...
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ZIMBABWE: SAYWHAT Campaign

i) Host social media dialogues on the Youth Forum under the SexRightsAfrica website and call on young people to post ...
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UGANDA: COHERINET

UGANDA: Community Health Rights Network (COHERINET) ...
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RWANDA: Ipas

Nearly 1 in 4 women in Rwandan prisons are jailed on charges of illegal abortion ...
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BURUNDI: S.F.B.L.S.P

Click here for the 28 September report by Solidarité des Femmes Burundaises pour la lutte contre le Sida et le ...
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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: SOS Femme Enfant

SOS Femme Enfant We celebrated the 28th September 2016 in the DRC . We did so led by our Ugandan ...
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UGANDA: DECA

Development Charity Association (DECA) DECA is an NGO that works in Uganda. We organized some activities for September 28, 2016 ...
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UGANDA: COHERINET

Community Health Rights Network (COHERINET) Let’s talk about it: “Breaking the silence on abortion stigma among school-going young people” Marking ...
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TANZANIA: Governance Links Tanzania

Governance Links Tanzania will hold a dialogue with media groups on 28 September to reflect on "Common but different roles ...
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NIGERIA: Generation for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN)

Generation for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN) Generation for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN), the National Coalition for Safe Abortion ...
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CAMEROON: Women for a Change (Wfac)

Wfac, founded in 2009, is an independent, young women-led organisation working for women's sexual and reproductive health rights, leadership and ...
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UGANDA: Coalition to Stop Maternal Mortality Due to Unsafe Abortion (CSMMUA)

The Coalition to Stop Maternal Mortality Due to Unsafe Abortion (CSMMUA) is a multi-disciplinary Ugandan civil society coalition founded in ...
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KENYA: Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH)

September 28 MAMA Network Launch Announcement: TICAH in Partnership with Women Help Women and other partners in sub-Saharan Africa launch ...
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AFRICA: Statement by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

On this day, September 28, the global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion, and in line ...
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GHANA: Save Ghana

Local meeting At this local meeting, the representative of the District Health Director lamented the difficulties which health facilities face ...
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NIGERIA: Generation Initiative for Women and Youth Network in Lagos/Owerri (GIWYN)

UPDATE: September 28th Campaign GIWYN and the National Coalition Members and others celebrated the Sept 28 Campaign in three states ...
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MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambican Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Now what? Challenges of implementing a new law that decriminalizes abortion   In Manhiça, a town one hour outside of ...
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BURUNDI: SFBLSP

 SFBLSP Backstreet abortion a reality in Burundi: report of a survey  The group Solidarité des Femmes Burundaises pour la Lutte ...

Asia

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NORTH INDIA: Students of Sharda Public School Almora

In solidarity with the Repeal the 8th Campaign in Ireland ...
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NEPAL: Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities

i) Media Interaction Programme with national partners under the leadership of the National Women Commission; ii) Candlelight march; iii) Talk ...
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THAILAND: Choices Network and Pro-Voice Campaign

 The 41st Thai Choices Network Meeting and 3rd Pro-Voice Campaign for the Right to Access Safe and Legal Abortion, 23rd ...
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NEPAL: Youth CANN

Youth Champion Advocacy Network Nepal (Youth CANN) also participated in the candle light ceremony organized on the special occasion of ...
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SRI LANKA Youth Advocacy Network

YANSL – Youth Advocacy Network Sri Lanka conducted an online campaign busting myths that surround abortion and also joined the ...
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NEPAL YouthCANN

YouthCANN Youth Champions Advocacy Network Nepal conducted a Flashmob along with Bhaktapur Youth Information Forum demanding universal access to comprehensive ...
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NEPAL: Ipas

Leila Hessini wrote a blog entitled "Destigmatizing and decriminalizing abortion: that’s our collective work" was published on Rewire, 28 September ...
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PHILIPPINES: PINSAN

Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network (PINSAN) PINSAN produced two videos for the September 28 campaign: Step into Our Shoes (Joy) ...
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BANGLADESH: Community Life

We organised a meeting in which 20 rural participants were present. They took part in the discussion on the importance ...
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THAILAND

A public forum where the Bureau of Reproductive Health talked about the importance of making abortion safe ...
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Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) and ASAP Youth Champions

ASAP launched a month-long film festival celebrating Sept 28th. The overall objective was to create awareness around the issue of ...
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PAKISTAN: Wake Up Call International

Wake-up Call will be celebrating  September 28 Safe Abortion Day by holding a session with media. Through this session, we  would ...
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THAILAND: ProVoice Video

ProVoice Video: Thai nurse says it clearly: "It's the women's right!" for 28th September, International day for SAFE ABORTION ...
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INDONESIA: Samsara

Samsara are tweeting and sharing images on #StepIntoOurShoes and on 28 September will have a live Facebook-chat: "Let's talk about ...
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INDIA: Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar

We are organising some small events, comprised of the following: 1) Public awareness drive through distribution of flyers and display ...
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INDIA: ‘Voice Your Abortion: Defeat Stigma’

'Voice Your Abortion. Defeat Stigma', a platform for women from all walks of life to share their abortion stories and experiences ...
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NEPAL: Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC)

The Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC) will be celebrating September 28, Safe Abortion Day, with various programmes and activities. On 25 ...
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MALAYSIA: Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)

Denial of access to safe and legal abortion is a form of institutional violence against women. We discussed the importance of ...
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ASIA SAFE ABORTION PARTNERSHIP YOUTH CHAMPIONS

Let's Talk About Abortion – we are sharing this video created by ASAP Youth Champions for Sept 28th. The video ...
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THAILAND: Choice Network

Choice Network: Activities reported in this morning's newsletter in pictures ...

Eastern Europe

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RUSSIA: Russian Association for Population and Development

Roundtable entitled "28 September - World Day of Action for Safe and Legal Abortion" which will be conducted during the ...
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POLAND: Polish women on strike

Today, 3 October, Polish women are going on a strike as a sign of protest. Inspired by women of Iceland ...
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ARMENIA: Women’s Resource Center

There have been changes to the abortion law introduced by the Armenian Government without any consultation with civil society, medical ...
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POLAND: ASTRA and Federation for Women and Family Planning

On a wall in Poland: In view of the most recent events we recommend WomenHelpWomen. And remember: In Slovakia the ...
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EUROPE: YouAct, European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

YouAct marked the day by sharing our recent work on abortion rights, conducted with our partners (ASTRA Network, ASTRA Youth, CHOICE for ...
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CROATIA: PaRiter

10 Days of Action in Croatia PaRiter, an association for human rights and citizen participation in Rijeka, started a campaign ...
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MACEDONIA: H.E.R.A

H.E.R.A. in Macedonia organised a debate on 29th September on the politics of the slogan "My body, whose choice?" together ...
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ARMENIA: Society Without Violence

Society Without Violence organised a public film viewing, in its office in Yerevan, of the film “Citizen Ruth”, which tells ...
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ARMENIA: Women’s Rights Center

Meeting/discussion devoted to 28 September The Women's Rights Center organised a meeting-discussion devoted to the Global Day of Action for ...

Latin America / Caribbean

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BRAZIL: #PrecisamosFalarSobreAborto24h!

Um grupo de jovenes blogueras estará gestionando lo que llamaron la “Virada Feminista On Line” (nombre em portugués), que significaria ...
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EL SALVADOR: La Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto

El Salvador tiene una de las leyes más draconianas sobre el aborto en el mundo. Con un apoyo firme por ...
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HONDURAS: Somos Muchas

The Somos Muchas collective, a group of about 20 NGOs working to have abortion under exceptional circumstances decriminalised in Honduras' ...
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BRAZIL: VIRADA FEMINISTA

VIRADA FEMINISTA – a 24 hour programme of talks by a huge range of people, mostly from Brazil but also ...
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COSTA RICA: Acceder

ACCEDER has created an infographic related the steps that women can follow if they need a therapeutic abortion, which is ...
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BOLIVIA: Alianza por la Solidaridad

Alianza por la Solidaridad, through its campaign #SinRiesgo (which aims to de-stigmatise abortion in society) launched an initiative on Facebook ...
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BOLIVIA: Campaña 28 de septiembre y Pacto Nacional por la Despenalización del Aborto

20 years of activism for safe and free abortion The two groups organised the activities listed above on 27-28-29 September: ...
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PUERTO RICO: Colectiva de Acompañamiento Pro Decisión

Cimarrona es la defensa del poder de nuestros cuerpos: a video We are a group of doulas trained and empowered ...
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GUATEMALA: Nómada

The survey on abortion and its surprises When we founded Nómada two years ago, we did so to contribute – ...
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MEXICO: Ipas

Nine years of decriminalisation of abortion in Mexico City: video When talking about September 28th, International Day for the Decriminalisation ...
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BRAZIL: Finadas do Aborto e Frente Estadual pela Descriminalização do Aborto do Rio de Janeiro

Flashmob for 28 September 35 fabulous photographs on Flickr. The groups walked around with their placards in this busy square, ...
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ARGENTINA: Red de Acceso al Aborto Seguro

1st Latin American meeting of public providers of safe and legal abortions: report REDAAS is a non-profit network of health ...
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NICARAGUA: Police arrest human rights defenders at peaceful protest

On 28 September, International Day for the Decriminalisation of Abortion, defenders of human rights protested in front of the National ...
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JAMAICA: Youth Act, IPPF and Ipas

Ipas partnered with IPPF on a guest blog series published on our Tumblr page. The bloggers were youth based in Latin ...
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MEXICO: Ipas

“We want all women in the Federal District to know they have the right to a safe, legal abortion free ...
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ECUADOR: Radio Berta Cáceres

"I decide who goes in and who comes out" / Imagen de Anna Grimal Radio Berta Cáceres Aborto Y Tecnología ...
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ECUADOR: Colectiva Salud Mujeres

The Colectiva have a newsletter and a video clip here:  See also: https://www.facebook.com/SaludMujeresEcuador2.0. Acciónes Feministas: Una nota sobre lo que ...
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URUGUAY: Mujer y Salud en Uruguay (MYSU)

This year, Mujer y Salud en Uruguay (MYSU) is involved in organising the 9th National Day of Action for Sexual ...
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PERU: CLACAI (Latin American Campaign against Unsafe Abortion)

CLACAI (Latin American Campaign against Unsafe Abortion) is re-launching their video “Poder Elegir” (The Right to Choose) on social media, ...
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PERU: Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir Peru

#EnBreve has initiated #CafeFeminista on 23 September on the theme of "Written on the Body: politicisation of trans women of ...
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PERU: CLADEM

CLADEM Peru, Demus-Estudio para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer, Centro de la Mujer Flora Tristan, Movimiento Manuela ...
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COLOMBIA: La Mesa por la Vida y la Salud de las Mujeres

La Mesa por la Vida y la Salud de las Mujeres will carry banners in the street which, in honour ...
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CHILE: Actions in Chilean cities

A number of feminist groups are organising actions in several Chilean cities for free and safe abortion. In Santiago, la ...
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BRAZIL: Finadas do Aborto

Abortion is not a question for the police, it is a question of health and rights Finadas do Aborto Above ...

Middle East / Mediterranean

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EGYPT: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and RESURJ

As part of the campaign, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and the global alliance Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice ...

North America

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USA: Center for Reproductive Rights

Facebook and Twitter posts throughout the day highlighting harsh abortion laws around the world, e.g. El Salvador, Chile, Kenya, Ireland, ...
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USA: Ipas

Destigmatizing and Decriminalizing Abortion: That’s Our Collective Work “Why in the 21st century do we still need a day of ...
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CANADA: Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

On behalf of the working group of the Observatory on the Universality of Rights, sharing with you a collection of 15 resources ...
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USA: Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights

To mark 28 September, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights is proud to launch our Young People Choose: ...
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USA: Guttmacher Institute

An op-ed for 28 September by Ann M Starrs, President of the Guttmacher Institute, was published on the Guttmacher website, ...
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USA: Women Deliver

An excellent infographic from Women Deliver, with help from the Guttmacher Institute ...
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USA: RESURJ

In commemoration of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe Abortion, this month RESURJ is releasing a special ...
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USA: Catholics for Choice

To mark International Safe Abortion Day, Catholics for Choice joins civil society organizations and nonprofits worldwide in calling for the ...

Pacific

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NEW ZEALAND: ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa

Film Fundraiser A screening of Dawn Porter's documentary Trapped, 28 Sept ...

Western Europe

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SWEDEN: Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU)

We will tweet and re-tweet the 28th campaign ...
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IRELAND: Abortion Rights Campaign

5th Annual March for Choice, Dublin, 24 September with solidarity events in the UK, Belgium, Australia, France, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, Cambodia ...
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IRELAND: Parents for Choice

Parents for Choice in Pregnancy and Childbirth has made a video with the REPEAL project about the issues that Ireland’s ...
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NORTHERN IRELAND: Alliance for Choice Belfast NI

A well as participating in the Dublin March for Choice on 24 September, Alliance for Choice Belfast have made a ...
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IRELAND: Repeal the 8th March

On 24 September, tens of thousands marched in Dublin calling for repeal of the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution ...
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IRELAND: Irish Parliament 27 September

Abortion is not a black-and-white issue, prime minister Enda Kenny has said as the issue of repealing the 8th amendment ...
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SPAIN: Asociación de Clínicas Acreditadas para la IVE (ACAI)

On the occasion of International Safe Abortion Day, ACAI (the Association of Accredited Abortion Clinics) calls on the Spanish health ...
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UK: Festival of Choice

In London between 24 September and 2 October, there was a fundraiser for the Abortion Support Network, a quiz/music evening ...
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NETHERLANDS: Women Help Women (WHW)

  Women Help Women (WHW) Women Help Women, an international group linking activists, organisations and researchers around the world to ...
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FRANCE: Le Planning Familial

Awareness-raising campaign against illegal abortion: This is not a coat hanger!! SEE: http://www.cecinestpasuncintre.fr/ + http://www.rfi.fr/general/20160927-infographie-depenalisation-avortement-monde-ivg ...
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NORWAY: Sex og Politikk, FOKUS and SNU

Speech by Norway State Secretary marking 28 September at a packed meeting in Oslo   Sex og Politikk (IPPF Norway) together ...

International NGOs

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International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion: events around the world

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International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion

We spent the last several months collecting signatures on the Open Letter to the heads of UN agencies asking for ...
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IPAS: Abortion is not a crime

Ipas is planning updates to our Abortion is Not a Crime webpage, a photo story and other social media events, ...
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International Planned Parenthood Federation Europe

Screening of the documentary "Vessel" on 27 September, Brussels, Q&A, reception ...
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EUROPE: Sexual Rights Initiative

Global Action on Safe and Legal Abortion Side Event during the Human Rights Council 33rd meeting – In recognition of ...
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WGNRR / LOVE MATTERS

 #StepIntoOurShoes Join us in calling on the global community to #StepIntoOurShoes, by sharing varied experiences, realities, circumstances, stories, and storytelling ...
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ASIA SAFE ABORTION PARTNERSHIP (ASAP)

#LetsTalkAbortion: A month long film festival in the run-up to 28 Sept.  Trailer ...
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UN OHCHR HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS

“Unsafe abortion is still killing tens of thousands women around the world” – UN rights experts warn ENGLISH “El aborto ...
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IPPF Europe

IPPF Europe had an article published on the 28th in Euractiv, written by Regional Director, Caroline Hickson, about the importance ...
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Ipas

Movement for safe legal abortion goes global Ipas had a very successful Sept 28 campaign this year. We created this ...
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WGNRR/LOVE MATTERS

We have produced a series of videos as part of our global campaign “Step Into Our Stories, Step Into Our ...
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SEXUAL RIGHTS INITIATIVE

SEXUAL RIGHTS INITIATIVE Oral Statement, September 26th, 2016 , 33rd session of the Human Rights Council Annual discussion on the ...
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International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion: Social Media Round-Up

 International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion: Social Media Round-Up by Sara Barnes socialmedia@safeabortionwomensright.org, 30 September 2016 International Safe ...