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MALAWI – Through Her Eyes: The harms of abortion criminalisation and the need for reform

This report was developed and produced by Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Educational Trust–Malawi (WLSA Malawi) and Godfrey Dalitso Kangaude, who is a Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Fellow at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with ...

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY (UNGA) – CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION!!

We have received the letter below from seven US-based human rights groups – Human Rights First, American Jewish World Service, Amnesty International, Council for Global Equality, Equity Forward, Global Justice Center and Human Rights Watch – calling on all human ...

BRAZIL – The case of the girl from Espirito Santo: Is this a new turning point in the long journey for abortion rights in Brazil?

On 19 August 2020, we published a report of the case of a ten-year-old girl who had to travel halfway across Brazil to have a legal abortion and how the anti-abortion movement acted to try and prevent that abortion and ...

SLOVAKIA – 136 parliamentarians call on Slovakia not to pass the tabled anti-abortion bill

The European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual & Reproductive Rights reports that in the past week, 136 parliamentarians from 27 countries across Europe, including 53 Members of the European Parliament, signed a letter voicing deep concern over recent attempts in the ...

PAKISTAN – Training in telehealth

With physical access to health facilities in Pakistan severely limited by the country’s rapidly growing number of Covid-19 cases, providing women and girls an alternative way to get reproductive health counseling and information “is the need of the hour,” says ...

CANADA – Perspectives among Canadian physicians on factors influencing implementation of mifepristone medical abortion: a national qualitative study

The University of British Columbia’s Contraception and Abortion Research Team worked with Canadian federal drug regulators and health professional licensing bodies from 2016-2019 to remove restrictions on mifepristone in Canada, and are in the process of publishing a range of ...