Details of three upcoming webinars , with topics spanning Global South perspectives on access to medical abortion, telemedicine in the context of Covid-19, and 2020 marking 100 years since the first abortion law was passed.
The Fundaçion Mujeres X Mujeres are in the process of making a documentary series of six videos so as to make the criminalisation of abortion visible in Tucumán, Argentina. So far, they have released three of the videos. The videos are in Spanish with Spanish subtitles only. Here is a short summary in English: 1) The Case of Belén: this is about the criminalisation of a young woman called Belén and the struggle she went … Continued
From Mexico, we share with you the launch of the digital fanzine “Enciendo mi voz” (I raise my voice) through the Instagram @FocosMx account. These are five stories of women who shared their experience of abortion in Mexico through the platform Focos. Focos is an initiative of the National Alliance for the Right to Decide (Alianza Nacional por el Derecho a Decidir), which includes the following groups: Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir, Equidad de … Continued
A media monitoring study by Yuwalaya, a youth NGO in Nepal, has concluded that mainstream daily newspapers of the country have not given sufficient space to issues related to safe abortion or marriage equality. The group reached this conclusion after monitoring the news reports published in 10 daily newspapers from Kathmandu throughout 2019. The report was made public in Kathmandu on 19 August 2020. Speaking at a function organised to launch the report, the organisation’s … Continued
On 14-15 August 2020, The Health Development Initiative (HDI) carried out an intensive, practical training workshop about rights and legal frameworks pertaining to safe abortion in Kigali, and was attended by over 40 final-year medical students who have already started working in different hospitals in Rwanda