ICPD+25 NEWS

1. POLAND: STOP PRESS Please sign the petition by Polish Women’s Strike opposing the presence of Polish religious extremists at the ICPD25 Summit in Nairobi We, Polish women, who have been fighting in the black protests in 150 cities in Poland against the religious fundamentalist’s total ban on abortion in 2016 and 2018, urge you not to trust those who approach you with “Christian values” or “family rights”. We want you to know that the foundation Ordo … Continued

GABON – Therapeutic abortion legalised in Gabon, especially for girls, but criminal sanctions retained

This is a summary of a report, in French, by Gabon Media Time. As part of reforms in the Penal Code, Law No. 042/2018 of 5 July 2019 in the Penal Code says that voluntary interruption of pregnancy is authorised in Gabon on the following grounds: “when it has been proved that the fetus will be born with serious or incurable physical malformations, when the pregnancy seriously compromises the mother’s life, or when the conception … Continued

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Si Jeunesse Savait promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights in DRC

Gynaecologist Denis Mukwege has highlighted the suffering of women victims of rape in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). But the cruelty of the rapes committed in the context of war must not allow us to forget the daily need for access to reproductive rights. In Kinshasa, Si Jeunesse Savait (If Youth Knew,SJS) plays an important role in providing young women with reproductive health information and support, in a country where the most basic … Continued

CAMEROON – The Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Cameroon launches three-year project “Advocacy for Comprehensive Abortion Care” in Yaoundé

The vision of the project is in line with the directives of the Ministry of Public Health. Unsafe abortion was identified as a leading cause of maternal mortality. The Government acknowledged they need the support of collaborators like SOGOC and others dealing in sexual reproductive health, so as to combat maternal deaths.

ICPD+25 NAIROBI – International Campaign Panel, 13 November 2019

ICPD+25 is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, on 12-13-14 November 2019. Two of the Campaign coordination team will be representing us there: Shilpa Shroff and Christina Boateng. We invite you to our panel, one of only two NGO panels on abortion: Universal Access to Safe Abortion: Leaving No One Behind Date/Time: Wednesday, 13 November 13:00-14:30 The ICPD Programme of Action acknowledged morbidity and mortality from unsafe abortion as a serious public health problem. This panel will … Continued

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