CALL FOR PAPERS: COLLOQUIUM, Centre for Human Rights – University of Pretoria

Colloquium on Overcoming Barriers to Safe Abortion in the African Region, 16-17 January 2020

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa, will host a colloquium on #SafeAbortion and realising women’s human rights from 16 to 17 January 2020. The colloquium is about developing responses to the persistence of unsafe abortion in the African region. The Centre invites abstracts on overcoming barriers to safe abortion in the #African region. The focus is two-fold: critically exploring laws, policies and practices that serve as barriers to access to safe abortion; and suggesting reforms to overcome the barriers in consonance with women’s human rights. The colloquium seeks to bring together scholars, practitioners and researchers from the African region and beyond working on various aspects of abortion.

Detailed background information, a long list of possible topics for submissions, submission specifications, important dates, funding, and other details regarding participation in the colloquium can be found here.

Authors wishing to discuss ideas before submitting an abstract can contact the convenors: /

Abstracts must be sent by email to by 23 August 2019.