It is not possible to reduce maternal mortality in Africa without making abortions safe

posted in: Africa, Malawi, Newsletter | 0

Not long after the Malawi Council of Churches expressed optimism that the faith community in Malawi would endorse the safe abortion bill waiting to be tabled in the country’s Parliament, doctors in the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship in Malawi urged government to critically reassess the proposed bill and stop its passage through Parliament.

Mental health outcomes, stigma and acceptance among women raising children born from sexual violence-related pregnancies

posted in: Africa, DR Congo, Newsletter | 0

This 2012 study assessed mental health outcomes among women raising children from sexual violence-related pregnancies (SVRPs) in Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and stigma toward and acceptance of women and their children.

Facing Uganda’s Law on Abortion

posted in: Africa, Newsletter, Uganda | 0

The report is a compilation of experiences of women and health service providers in regard to abortion. The authors’ hope is “that these voices have the power to create space for the rights holders and duty bearers to speak out on these key issues and bring about change. We believe that sharing these stories will strengthen the case for legislative reform and lead to a decrease in the high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity in the country as well as realization of the rights of women.”

© 2016 International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion.

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