NEPAL: Message from Ipas Nepal team about the first Safe Abortion Day in Nepal

The Ministry of Health and Population, Family Health Division, Ipas Nepal and other partner organizations jointly organized the first Safe Abortion Day in Nepal on 26 September, 2015. On the special event of the day, the Minister of Health and Population of Nepal, Director of Family Health Division, Director of Planning Division, National Health Training Center, and other senior officials from the Ministry of Health and Population and partner organizations attended and discussed the importance … Continued

INDIA: Campaign against stigma and shame associated with abortion

CREA in collaboration with Youth Ki Awaaz has launched an online campaign #AbortTheStigma to address the stigma and shame associated with abortion in India. This 3 month online campaign culminated on 28 Sept. They published blogs, personal essays, comics and illustrations on working to eradicate stigma and the importance of a woman’s choice, and publicised an information hotline for young people on sexual and reproductive health, violence, consent and relationships. “The issue of abortion and … Continued

MACEDONIA: Conference on safe and legal abortion and poetry evening

In light of the September 28 Campaign, H.E.R.A., the Association for Health Education and Research organized a national conference: “Legal restrictions – safe and legal abortion”. The event was an excellent occasion to gather all relevant stakeholders to discuss the new Abortion Law which was introduced by the Macedonian government two years ago. The changes introduced a written request to be submitted by the woman who wishes to terminate her pregnancy, mandatory counselling and waiting … Continued

ROMANIA: Campaign for sexual and reproductive rights for young people

On 28 September 2015, to support international efforts for the decriminalization of abortion, the Association for Liberty and Equality of Gender (ALEG) and other Romanian women’s rights NGOs organized a large scale public campaign demanding comprehensive and inclusive sexual and reproductive rights for young people living in Romania. The campaign included an open letter sent out to relevant authorities demanding that all young people should have access to comprehensive sexuality education in schools. The letter … Continued

PAKISTAN: Peace Foundation

On September 28 the Peace Foundation Pakistan gathered around 25 young girls and women to implement September 28’s Signature Action: Bust the Balloons, Bust the Myths! We also showed a video on the use of medical abortion in Pakistan. The video and the photos of women in it show the courage of rural women and girls, conveying the message that they should not be afraid or ashamed, but that they are practising their basic rights. … Continued

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