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PHILIPPINES – Statement on women’s organization-led draft bill to decriminalize abortion

On May 28, International Day of Action for Women’s Health, Atty. Clara Rita Padilla of EnGendeRights, a member organization of the Philippine Safe Abortion Network (PINSAN) posted a photo of herself on Facebook holding a copy of the proposed bill ...

FEATURE: NIGERIA – Reproductive Health Information Hotline: an intervention towards addressing women’s challenges within the Covid-19 outbreak

In Nigeria, where abortion is legally restricted except to save a woman’s life, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to more limited and complicated sexual reproductive health and abortion services. As the spread of the virus increases quite quickly, the number ...

AFGHANISTAN – Humanitarian disaster looming

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has warned that Afghanistan faces a humanitarian disaster as Covid-19 spreads undetected. Confirmed cases rose by 684% in May alone. They said that the Health Ministry has the capacity to test 2,000 suspected patients each ...

FRANCE – Request by women’s rights members of parliament to extend the upper time limit for surgical abortion during the pandemic fails

On 28 May, a request for an extension of the upper time limits for surgical abortion by two weeks, from 14 weeks to 16 weeks LMP, was rejected by the Senate by 156 votes to 143, with 37 abstentions. Proposing ...

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH

Coverage of activities in Argentina to mark the International Day of Action for Women's Health, including a virtual event by The National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion and a proposed law reform bill ...

MEXICO – Strategies for attending to sexual and reproductive rights during the Covid-19 pandemic: lessons from Mexico for the region

A webinar (in Spanish) organised by Equidad de Genero, Ciudadania, Trabajo y Familia (Gender Equity, Citizenship, Work and Family), with the support of the Latin American & Caribbean Womens Health Network (RSMLAC) ...