Nepal has always demonstrated its commitment to women’s rights, and has been a pioneer in South Asia in recognising, protecting and fulfilling women’s rights. We appeal to the government to continue treading this progressive path, and uphold women’s SRHR during these turbulent times where we are witnessing a massive push back and regression of women’s rights globally.
Planned Parenthood Global, Amnesty International, Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida Mexico (GIRE) and Latin American Campaign against Unsafe Abortion (CLACAI) have joined efforts to raise awareness on forced motherhood and its impact on girls’ lives and futures across Latin America through the “Niñas, No Madres” (Girls, Not Mothers) regional campaign. The campaign calls for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and safe, legal abortion services to end forced motherhood in girls in Latin America. In … Continued
The story to date On 22 January 2017, the Global Gag Rule was reinstated by Donald Trump the day after he took office. (See the Campaign newsletter report of 27 January which outlines the history of the Gag Rule, which goes back 32 years, the consequences it had for NGOs in the past and the current picture.) Six short weeks later, on 3 March 2017, as reported in the PAI Washington Memo of 7 March, … Continued
The first video describes what the two recommended methods are of abortion, what the law allows in Argentina with a liberal interpretation, how the two methods work and how simple and safe they are. The second records testimonies of many women of all ages and backgrounds in Argentina who talk about how they got pregnant, why they decided to have an abortion and how it took place.
The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) has been working since 1993 to champion women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Their January 2017 e-newsletter, Issue 1, highlights five short videos on SRHR issues in Cambodia, China, India, Nepal, and Philippines. We highlight two of them here, which are on safe abortion in Cambodia and Nepal, both countries that have legalised early abortions, highlighting the fact that many women are not yet aware of this.
Zambia has one of the most liberal abortion laws in sub-Saharan Africa. However, rates of unsafe abortion remain high with negative health and economic consequences. Little is known about the economic burden on women of abortion care-seeking in low income countries. This study demonstrates that despite liberal legislation, Zambia still needs better dissemination of the law to women and providers and resources to ensure abortion service access.
Many thanks to everyone who has signed & for the positive messages about this initiative. However, we need more signatories! ±150 of you have signed! But we have 1,000 members, where are you?
Today is World Population Day, which is commemorated annually on 11 July, the day on which the world’s population reached 5 billion in 1987. This year the theme from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is “Investing in teenage girls”.
We look forward to the day when UNFPA, a strong advocate for sexual and reproductive health and contraception, especially for adolescents and young people, also supports the right to safe abortion, including for teenage girls with an unwanted pregnancy – the age group more at risk of negative consequences from unsafe abortion than any other group.