Africa

TANZANIA: WGNRR

Stakeholders’ event on reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity in Tanzania Unsafe abortions, the second leading cause of maternal mortality ...
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SOUTH AFRICA – 43 narratives of sex workers’ experiences of abortion

The Sexual & Reproductive Justice Coalition conducted research with @MYRIGHTTOCHOICE which was presented at their South Africa public heath conference ...
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AFRICA – AFRICA REGIONAL TWEETATHON

Safe2Choose moderates a regional Tweetathon There were four chat questions. Question #2 was: How can we ensure that Universal Health ...
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UGANDA – CEHURD: Multi-sectoral Dialogue on Teenage Pregnancy, Unsafe Abortion and Maternal Health

Prof. Ben Twinomugisha is an advocate for safe and legal abortion in Uganda. He delivered the keynote address at the ...
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SOUTH AFRICA – Street Clean-up by Partners in Sexual Health and Siyakwazi Youth Network

To mark International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019, Partners in Sexual Health and the Siyakwazi Youth Network took down ...
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RWANDA – HDI marks International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019

The following statement was published by Health Development Initiative (HDI) to mark International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019: "Health ...
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NIGERIA – Generation Initiative for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN)

The following activities were proposed by the network to celebrate International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019: Create posters and ...
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KENYA – Reproductive Health Network Kenya: Community dialogue

Young women, girls, gatekeepers and representatives from different organisations and the government have joined us at the Chief's camp in ...
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GHANA – Women First Digital event

The event above was held to celebrate International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019. Source: Safe2choose, 27 September 2019 ...
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UGANDA – COHERINET staff and community members talk to health service providers

To mark Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019, COHERINET staff and selected community members from the grassroots level interacted with ...
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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Avortement sécurisé = Soin de santé LE 28 SEPTEMBRE 2019 Sous le lead du Groupement des Femmes Vivant avec le ...
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Asia

THAILAND – RSA THAI demands decriminalisation of abortion

A dozen activists gathered at the Constitutional Court of Thailand on 26 September to demand the decriminalisation of abortion. The ...
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MALAYSIA – An art exhibition showcasing the work of women who have had an abortion

FYI_KL is a youth organisation that promotes positive messaging on SRHR issues. We organised an art exhibition showcasing the work ...
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INDONESIA – “Let’s move together to support women’s choices over their bodies”

Samsara has organised for the 28 September campaign since 2011, and now we involving more networks to join us in ...
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INDIA – Jashn-e-Reproductive Rights Fest, where Safe Abortion is definitely a popular opinion amongst the youth!

@ThinkCREA and @ASAP will be at Jashn-e-Reproductive Rights Fest, organized by @lovemattersinfo @Haiyya_Act on Sept 28 at Crafts Museum, New ...
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INDIA – “Assessing the Judiciary’s Role in Access to Safe Abortion”, Pratigya Report

We went live on Facebook on International Safe Abortion Day with Advocate Vrinda Grover, Dr Suneeta Mittal, Prof Dipika Jain ...
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SOUTH ASIA – Resurj and Hidden Pockets webinar 26 September

Calling all #SouthAsia #feminists! Join us for this exciting webinar. A space for young South Asian abortion activists to learn ...
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NEPAL – Voice for Choice by Youth-Led SRHR Advocacy (YoSHAN)

YoSHAN described their activities to mark International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019, as follows: "How does your September 28 ...
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JAPAN – Kyoto’s first International Safe Abortion Day event

The following describes the programme of an event held to mark International Safe Abortion Day 2019 in Kyoto: "Our first ...
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INDIA – Gramin Punarnriman Sansthan: District level dialogue on need for safe abortion services

On International Safe Abortion Day 2019, Gramin Punarnriman Sansthan, India, organised a district level dialogue in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, with ...
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INDIA – New campaign and video by Agents of Ishq to normalise abortion

On International Safe Abortion Day 2019, Agents of Ishq (AOI), in partnership with the #MyBodyMyChoice campaign, released a nine-minute video ...
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Eastern Europe

ARMENIA – International Safe Abortion Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiatives

On September 28 and during the following weeks, the Women’s Resource Center started a social media campaign for raising awareness ...
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MACEDONIA – HERA – Health Education and Research Association

HERA - Health Education and Research Association, Skopje, North Macedonia, regularly supports International Safe Abortion Day, and joined the Global ...
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POLAND – Photo Exhibition: “Abortion in Poland – 21st century”

Federacja na rzecz Kobiet i Planowania Rodziny | Federation for Women and Family Planning hosted a photo exhibition following a ...
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POLAND – Poland’s second March for Choice

"Abortion - safe, free, legal and, above all, actually available whenever it is needed, regardless of the reason a person ...
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Latin America / Caribbean

HONDURAS – Encuentro 28 Septiembre 2019

Participants included: #ClaveMujerHn #MareaVerde #Matria #UNAH #PorElDerechoADecidir #Feminismo #2EncuentroEnClaveMujer @SomosMuchasHN Watch this video of the end of the meeting! +++ ...
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ECUADOR – Ecuadorian women take to the streets of Quito to call for decriminalisation of abortion in cases of rape

SOURCE: CNN Espanol, by Ana María Cañizares, 29 September 2019 – watch a great video of the CNN news report ...
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COLOMBIA – International Safe Abortion Day 2019

On 27 September, we commemorated in Colombia the right of women to choose freely for the International Day for Safe ...
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CHILE – Demonstration on 28 September in front of the Moneda Palace

Picture caption: "Here also we decide for ourselves" We unite our voices for free, legal abortion tomorrow at 12pm in ...
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BRAZIL – Paving the way for more humane treatment

Decriminalising abortion means paving the way for more humane treatment for the sexual and reproductive health of all women and ...
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LATIN AMERICA – CLACAI / PROMSEX

We will be publicising the activities of all the networks and groups that are part of the campaign in Latin ...
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MEXICO – Mexican activists take to the streets in five cities to demand safe, legal abortions

Mexican activists took to the streets in five cities on 28 September 2019 to demand safe and legal abortions, many ...
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BRAZIL – Festival for Women’s Lives in Curitiba

Organized by social movements from all over Brazil, the Festival for Women’s Lives took place on 27 and 28 September ...
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BRAZIL – Infographic comparing articles on abortion in 2018 and 2019

The Trench Project aims to monitor the public debate on abortion in Brazil. Its communication arm continuously monitors various news ...
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BRAZIL – Statement of Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva (ABRASCO) for 28 September 2019

We, teachers, researchers, students, managers, members of organised social movements, health professionals, concerned with the guarantee of democracy, the right ...
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Middle East / Mediterranean

EGYPT – Why I collect Egyptian women’s stories of abortion

“Abortion Tales” by Ghadeer Ahmed was first published for 28 September 2017 by the Egyptian group Mada Masr. In this ...
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North America

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Pacific

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Western Europe

UNITED KINGDOM – Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology video on the right to safe abortion

RCOG President Prof Lesley Regan “Today is International Safe Abortion Day. At the RCOG we advocate for safe and timely ...
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SPAIN – “Now and always, here and everywhere, sexuality education and free abortion now!”

Demonstration on 28 September in Madrid, 6pm. Organised by the Commission for the Right to Abortion of the Feminist Movement ...
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IRELAND – International Safe Abortion Day 2019

Here are some of the @Rebels4Choice crew getting on the bus to the annual Abortion Rights Campaign’s March in Dublin, ...
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GIBRALTAR – No More Shame Gibraltar

Activists in Gibraltar have launched the “No More Shame Campaign” with the purpose of getting media attention to the abortion ...
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UK – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) video

The RCOG advocates for safe and timely abortion services and support for women across the world. Every woman should have ...
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SPAIN – #Aborto sin Acoso (Abortion without harassment)

Harassment of women and professionals working in specialist abortion clinics is a constant event in Spain since the adoption of ...
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FRANCE – 28 septembre : lettre d’interpellation du collectif “Avortement, les femmes décident !”

(Open Letter by the collective "Abortion, women decide”) The International Federation for Human Rights called for demonstrations across France for ...
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FRANCE – Haut Conseil à l’Égalité (High Council on Equality between Women and Men)

A l'occasion de la journée mondiale du droit à l'#avortement du 28 septembre, le Haut Conseil à l'Egalité rappelle que ...
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NETHERLANDS – She Makes Her Safe Choice: animation

For International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019, Rutgers NL proudly shared this animation, explaining their ambitious dream – a ...
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GERMANY – Actions in over 30 cities: Take abortion out of the Criminal Code!

For the first time, people in more than 30 cities took action for International Safe Abortion Day. The Bündnis für ...
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International NGOs

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