African Commission calls on Uganda to ensure the right to legal abortion and reproductive health services. The regional bodies charged with ensuring African states comply with their human rights commitments calls for Uganda to implement the Maputo Protocol, which explicitly guarantees the right to legal abortion in particular circumstances.
A Day in Memory of Women Who Died from Unsafe Abortion in Uganda This will be a memorial day for women who passed away because of unsafe abortion in Uganda. It will start by a public peaceful march, participants dressed in African mourning clothes holding candles and key messages on the toll of unsafe abortion in Uganda. Gathering in a public place (TBD) where a big candle will be lighten, participants will observe a … Continued
Abortion – an action undertaken to effectively terminate a pregnancy – has existed since time immemorial and is a common experience during women’s reproductive and sexual lives. Globally, approximately 44 million pregnancies worldwide end in voluntary termination each year. In Uganda over 300,000 abortions are carried out every year and most of these are unsafe due to the restricting legal environment. An estimated 26% of all pregnancy related deaths in Uganda are due to unsafe … Continued
To promote the global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion and the Campaign for decriminalisation of abortion in grass roots of Uganda, COHERINET held myth busting activities focused on tackling abortion stigma. Busting myths around abortion stigma Rather than reacting defensively to conservative, anti-abortion messages, COHERINET expressed the importance of building “a reality-based argument against them by focusing on the positive experiences and realities derived from abortion through different avenues like the … Continued