ALGERIA – At least 20 more people arrested related to illegal abortions so far this year

This week, we were sent a list of news articles published in Algerian media that add information to the article we published in the Campaign newsletter of 17 June 2020, which was about three providers of clandestine abortion and a pregnant woman charged by police. This additional information indicates that since the beginning of 2020, there have been at least 20 more people arrested in Algeria, either for seeking an abortion or helping a woman … Continued

ALGERIA – Three providers of clandestine abortion and a pregnant woman charged

At the beginning of June, Algerian police arrested a group of four people alleged to be involved in clandestine abortions in the province of Saida, in the west of Algeria, according to the Arabic-language newspaper El Khabar. It began when the security services received a complaint about three women, including a receptionist in the emergency department of the local hospital, suspected of providing abortions in an apartment in the city. After a search of the … Continued

RAWSA MENA RAPPORT – Un meeting pour lancer le réseau régional au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord

Droit et accès des femmes à l’avortement medicalisé au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (RAWSA MENA) Renforcement des capacités et stratégie régionale de plaidoyer en matière d’avortement médicalisé:  Un meeting pour lancer le réseau régional RAWSA MENA Hotel Le Palace, Gammarth-Tunis, Tunisia, 15-16 April 2019 Les 15 et 16 avril 2019, le Groupe Tawhida ben Cheikh, en Tunisie, a réuni 17 représentants d’ONG de huit pays du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique du Nord (MENA) pour … Continued

ALGERIA – Abortion has not been legalised in Algeria

According to the Algerian Association for Family Planning, there are 8,000 cases of abortion recorded each year in Algeria, of which 200-300 are clandestine. Algeria has remained one of the most restrictive countries in the region as regards abortion. The Penal Code articles 304 to 310, dated 1966 and 1982, criminalise everything from ‘inciting’ someone to have an abortion, e.g. through discourse, posters, publicity, public meetings, groups, or illustrations. Punishment is by various fines and/or … Continued

ALGERIA – The conservatives have won this round

It was not considered a surprise that a bill tabled in the National Popular Assembly (AFN) last November, which aimed to broaden the grounds for legal abortion, failed to pass. This is attributed to a revival of conservatism in the country, confirming the apprehensions of many feminist activists. Three clauses on abortion were tabled as part of the draft law on health and were reviewed by the Commission on Health and Social Affairs of the … Continued

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