ASIA SAFE ABORTION PARTNERSHIP: Youth Champions’ Activities for 28 September

Here is a brief on activities conducted by our Youth Champions in support of 28 Sept. The activities ranged from leading a tweetathon to blog posts, films and training workshops. Stay tuned for a detailed report!

Abortion myth-busting and comprehensive sexuality education are key to ensuring women’s rights as human rights
by Sarah Soysa (Sri Lanka)
Along with legal changes we strongly need sexuality and relationships education to go hand-in-hand with advocacy on abortion access. Youth-friendly, non-judgemental health services will further strengthen the discourse. Till that day we young people will be advocating: “Nothing for us without us”.

Media sensitization on safe abortion
by Ceezana (Nepal)
Youth Champion Advocacy Network Nepal, YOUTHCANN had received a small grant from Asia Safe Abortion Partnership to organize various advocacy session on safe abortion to different groups like young people, service providers and media people. On the occasion of 28 Sept, YOUTHCANN organized a half-day sensitization program on safe abortion to media persons from print and radio.

ASAP Safe abortion film with Farsi subtitles
by Nikzad (Iran)
We added Farsi subtitles to ASAP’s film ‘From Unwanted Pregnancies to Safe Abortion’:

Safe Abortion Day
by Ceezana (Nepal)
Nepal celebrated its first “Safe Abortion Day” today. The celebration has actually #BustTheMyth regarding policy makers are not positive to abortion laws and policies. Also, it has #BustTheMyth on government officials not being positive to safe abortion law. Honourable Health Minister of Nepal Mr. Khag Raj Adhikhari formally inaugurated the event. He shared his experience on abortion topic in Parliament where a few well-known policymakers are still against abortion. The celebration has also brought all the partner organizations and stakeholders together with media to work together for betterment of the safe abortion laws and policies in Nepal.

#MythBuster Photos – ASAP Youth Champions
ASAP Youth Champions created some amazing #MythBuster Superhero Photos that we shared on social media: