Calling all #SouthAsia #feminists! Join us for this exciting webinar. A space for young South Asian abortion activists to learn from the challenges and success had by other activists in the region and globally! @Resurj, @Hidden_Pockets, India @Shirkat_Gah, Pakistan
YoSHAN described their activities to mark International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019, as follows: “How does your September 28 look like? Ours looks like this: YoSHAN, a youth-led feminist organization in Nepal, conducted a sensitization program on Safe Abortion for Nursing Students, led by our Youth Champion Ashmita Thapa. YoSHAN is also celebrating September 28 through various art forms, such as acting, painting and poetry. We will be sharing the voices of young advocates … Continued
The following describes the programme of an event held to mark International Safe Abortion Day 2019 in Kyoto: “Our first event was on 27 September 2019; dozens of people gathered in Kyoto. The message our programme was that medical abortion has not been approved in Japan. Moreover, D&C, a less safe method, is still used for more than 80% of early abortions here. Abortion is deeply stigmatized in this nation, but we, some Japanese feminists, decided … Continued
On International Safe Abortion Day 2019, Gramin Punarnriman Sansthan, India, organised a district level dialogue in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, with CSOs, CBOs and the health department on need and availability of safe abortion services, with 75 participants. The chief guests were Dr AK Mishra CMO Azamgarh and Dr YK Rai ACMO.
On International Safe Abortion Day 2019, Agents of Ishq (AOI), in partnership with the #MyBodyMyChoice campaign, released a nine-minute video (with English subtitles) that discusses sex, pregnancy and abortion. The video is part of an effort by sexual and reproductive health and rights organisations to use policy advocacy to address critical health issues. The melodramatic Bollywood clips notwithstanding, the tutorial is blunt and straightforward. AOI founder Paromita Vohra says: “We wanted to do it in … Continued