FEATURE: Effects of being denied abortion

Statement from the Peace Foundation, Pakistan “We have been hearing so many sweet coded words that now with legal abortion women will be free, have access to reproductive justice. Legislation regarding abortion is often proved meaningless, however, because wherever abortion is legal, barriers are still posing threats for safe abortion seekers, providers and advocates. The law on abortion is highly restrictive in Pakistan. But the situation for many women is not different in Nepal or … Continued

Feature by Astra Youth – Central and Eastern Europe

by ASTRA YOUTH The following reports of activities in the region are on the Astra Youth Facebook page or were in the Astra Bulletin. To mark the #16DaysofActivism campaign, ASTRA Youth organized a social media photo event ‘I hav e the right to…’ in order to call attention to sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in the region. ASTRA Youth members published their photos with messages calling for recognition of young people’s … Continued

ARGENTINA: Videos to promote discussion on the right to abortion

We have created a series of videos to promote discussion on the right to abortion. Questions such as the contribution of medical abortion to the right of women, and what the requirements are to implement a safe and legal abortion health service were posed to a REDAAS member. These videos provide their answers. We released one image and one video per day from Sept 23 to Sept 28. Here are the links to the videos: 23/09 … Continued

IRELAND: 4th Annual March for Choice in Dublin on Sept 26th and other events

The #MarchForChoice on 26 September was huge! Some 10,000 people marched. Photo from: https://twitter.com/AmnestyIreland/status/647788404365750272/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Tara Flynn was the MC for the speeches after the March. She had recently spoken out about her own experience of travelling for an abortion in the past. Speakers included Mara Clarke of the Abortion Support Network, Sinead Redmond of Aims Ireland, and Mandy LaCombre of the Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment. Abortion Rights Campaign published a series of … Continued

SEXUAL RIGHTS INITIATIVE et al: Panel on Unsafe Abortion and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: What can be done to prevent it?

The Sexual Rights Initiative, together with the Permanent Missions of Norway and Slovenia, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the World Health Organization, the International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights, and Ipas, held an event during the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council entitled, ‘Unsafe Abortion and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: What can be done to prevent it?’ on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 in the Palais des Nations, … Continued

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