MARIA FUND, MEXICO launches our new website and blog for 28 September

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For 28 September, we launched our new website and the blog: “Yo Aborto, Yo Acompaño, Yo Transformo” The website offers relevant information about abortion, sexuality, and information to support women all over the country who decide to terminate their pregnancy. The Blog is a space to create an open and honest dialogue for pro-choice people to share their voices. The blog has the following sections: Yo Aborto (I aborted): for people who have had an

CANADA: article on accessibility of abortions

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There are still many barriers to abortion in Canada Op-Ed by Sandeep Prasad, Executive Director of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, originally published in the Huffington Post Each year on September 28, advocates around the world mobilize for access to safe and legal abortion. This year’s theme is about busting abortion myths to fight stigma and discrimination. Abortion stigma is fuelled by myths. Myths that place safe, legal and accessible care and services

SRI LANKA: Abortion myth-busting and sex education are key to ensuring women’s rights as human rights

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by Sarah Soysa, volunteer at the Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka Abortion myth-busting is urgently needed, as I discovered from several consultations and social media dialogues we had recently in Sri Lanka. Even today many people say that women can use contraception to avoid pregnancy, without knowing the realities of stigma around access to contraception and the lack of youth friendly health centres in the country. There is still a lack of understanding of

SRI LANKA: Youth Advocacy Networks

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Will laws, unhygienic conditions and myths stop women from accessing unsafe abortions!?   by Lakmini Prabani Perera, Sri Lanka   https://youthadvocacynetworksl.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/will-laws-unhygienic-conditions-and-myths-stop-women-from-accessing-unsafe-abortions/ Under the Penal Code of 1883, abortion is illegal in Sri Lanka. So an abortion can only be performed to save the mother’s life.   Can a woman in Sri Lanka have an abortion to preserve her physical health? NO! Can a woman in Sri Lanka have an abortion to preserve her mental health? NO! Can

ARMENIA: Three TV programmes devoted to sexual and reproductive health and rights

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The Women’s Rights Center organized a series of three television shows in different regions of Armenia. The first show was broadcasted on 28th of September. The second and the third TV shows were organised in Lori and Kotayk regions which will be broadcasted by Fortuna and Hrazdan TV Channels in October. The shows were in Question & Answer format. Dr Avagyan, the Head of Maternal and Reproductive Health Department of the Ministry of Health of