DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Women jurists call meeting of leaders to discuss legalising abortion in accordance with the Maputo Protocol and African Union meeting celebrates 15 years of the Protocol

On 16 August 2018, the Association of Women Lawyers of the Congo organised a day of discussions on the issue of the legalisation of abortion. The purpose of this meeting was to inform that, beyond the Congolese criminal law, there … Continued

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Legal access to abortion expands

There has been an historic shift in abortion policy in the DRC, made possible by the country’s constitution, which states that international treaties ratified by the government shall supersede national laws once those treaties are published in the nation’s legal … Continued

Mental health outcomes, stigma and acceptance among women raising children born from sexual violence-related pregnancies

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This 2012 study assessed mental health outcomes among women raising children from sexual violence-related pregnancies (SVRPs) in Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and stigma toward and acceptance of women and their children.

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