A Call to All World Leaders – National and International


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International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion

Embargoed: 12 September 2017

A Call to All World Leaders – National and International


Stand Up ! – Support Safe Abortion ! – Make a Public Statement ! – Work with Us !!

The women’s movement internationally has celebrated 28 September as a day of action for the right to safe abortion with one voice since 1990.  

This year, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are calling on the United Nations, its agencies and human rights bodies, and all national leaders – both governmental and non-governmental – to stand up for safe abortion for every girl and woman who faces an unwanted pregnancy.  #LeavingNoOneBehind

WE SAY: Universal access to safe abortion is an integral part of family planning and reproductive health and rights. It is central to promoting, protecting and fulfilling the right to life and health of girls and women. And it is an essential part of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, alongside safe pregnancy and delivery care. If you support the SDGs, this is the true meaning of  #LeavingNoOneBehind when it comes to supporting girls and women.

What you can do:

  1. Propose taking abortion out of your country’s criminal laws and bringing safe abortion services into the 21st century.
  2. Condemn barriers to safe abortion as life-threatening for girls and women.
  3. Make a public statement together with other leaders.
  4. Talk/write to the press and media. Get the need for safe abortion into the news.
  5. Join with national, regional & international NGOs in our activities for 28 Sept.

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Share this press release. Send it to your national leaders. 

Call for: #LeavingNoOneBehind