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Mental health, menstruation, sexual and reproductive health and more about our bodies from the voices of women and girls worldwide.
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The Forgotten Women and Girls: Criminalisation of Abortion in Kenya

Imagine being jailed for up to 14 years for trying to end your pregnancy because a morally driven political system deems this to be a crime. The Kenyan penal code that criminalises abortion and same sex relations does so under sensationally subjective sections that read

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To Make an Impact, Use Your Strengths

Several years ago, while I was living in the Philippines, my life was changed by two selfless strangers. I got lost in the mountains, and I didn’t speak a word of the local dialect. I thought it was the end for me. But then, two

Illustration of Maureen, post by World YWCA

Maureen’s Story: What Young Women can Achieve Despite the Hardest of Conditions

Ten-year-old Maureen was working as a nanny miles away from her village for less than USD 7 a month. By 12 years of age, she had lost her father, her step-father and even her mother. On several occasions, she was sexually harassed and beaten till blue. On some days, she fed herself from trash cans on the streets. But she endured it all; all she asked was to be allowed to attend school.

Maureen’s story is deeply moving, but what stands out is her relentless fight for her rights.

Becoming a Peer Educator with Si Mujer Gave Me Confidence

I’m 20 years old and currently studying for a degree in philosophy at the Universidad del Valle. I’ve been involved with Si Mujer since I was 15, and it’s helped me grow so much as a person. Si Mujer is a feminist sexual and reproductive

COP26 The Philippines

COP26: The Impacts of the Climate Crisis are Gendered

“Growing up in typhoon-prone, archipelagic Philippines, I have no shortage of mental images to associate with climate change and its crushing impacts on people’s lives and livelihood.”

This post is written by Shiphrah Belonguel, Feminist Activist, writer and researcher from The Philippines in collaboration with IPPF.

Young Women’s Lack of Access to Information on Safe Abortion in Zambia

Copper Rose Zambia works to make a difference in the lives of women and girls by educating them about their sexual and reproductive health rights. This includes our Safe Reproductive Health Awareness Project, which has been running in the Petauke and Nyimba districts since January 2020.

Knowledge Is Power: Ending Women’s Suffering from Obstetric Fistula

The Cause of Obstetric Fistula At 25 years old, Rose Taigo was ready for motherhood. She assumed she would give birth at home in her rural village in Tanzania, like most women in her community. However, when her labor began, it soon became clear: Something

Women, tech and economy of well-being

How Women Can Shape an Economy of Well-Being Using Tech

After a year marked by crisis, we stand at a crossroads. The choices we make today will have consequences for gender equality and economic wellbeing for decades to come. As fearful as this might sound, it marks an opportunity to shape a brighter future. Much

Making Unsafe Abortion History in the Philippines

On September 28, feminist activists around the world mobilize around International Safe Abortion Day. The day originated in Latin America and was known as “Campaña 28 de Septiembre por la Despenalización del Aborto”. In 2011, the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) adapted the

How MAMA Network is Making Safe Abortion Accessible in Sub-Saharan Africa

On this International Safe Abortion Day, we are reminded that the right to safe abortion should be at the core of achieving gender equality – enabling everybody to fully exercise their human rights and live their lives with dignity. The right to safe abortion is

Mental health, menstruation, sexual and reproductive health and more about our bodies from the voices of women and girls worldwide.

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