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VOTE graphic. Cover photo for Your Words and Your Vote

Your Words and Your Vote

Over the 48 hours since the news broke about the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, I have cried, screamed, talked with many people, considered the various actions I can now take, and then began taking them. This post is one of those actions.

Cover photo: Bans off our Bodies. Protest against abortion ban in US

Bans Off Our Bodies – A Poem for Women’s Liberation

They seek to curtail our reproductive freedom,
strip pregnant women of reproductive agency,
thwart pro-choice legislation,
shut down abortion clinics,
try to convince us that our bodies are not ours to keep.

That our personhood and bodily autonomy are conditional.

Protest in Kenya

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

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.

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

Agility in Abortion Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Uganda

Agility in Abortion Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Uganda

Hello world, I’m Mirembe Mariam from Uganda. I work as Programs Manager at an organization called COHERINET, with five years’ experience working on abortion related projects. COHERINET is a non-profit organization that improves accessibility and availability of comprehensive sexual reproductive health at the grassroots level

Legal Yet Stigmatized: Abortion Care in Nepal

Nepal legalized abortion in 2002. With the recent adoption of “The Right to Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Act” in 2018, the country has taken huge strides for the fulfilment of the sexual and reproductive health needs of women and girls. However, 19 years since

Cover photo for Abortion in South Africa post. Illustration of two people holding hands.

Current Threats to Safe and Legal Abortion in South Africa

South Africa’s Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Act (CTOPA) was enacted 25 years ago. It aims to repeal restrictive and inaccessible abortion laws and promote reproductive rights and freedom of choice for women in South Africa. The CTOPA entrenches the right of women and girls

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Fighting Unsafe Abortion and Abortion Stigma in Sierra Leone

This blogpost speaks to the national burden of unsafe abortion in Sierra Leone. Those who are most vulnerable and least able to access safe services largely bear the cost.  Millions of poor women, young women, rural women and their families bear the lasting consequences of

A photo of the abortion pill.

Abortion in Spain is Legal — but Inaccessible

In 1985, 10 years after the end of the fascist dictatorship, Spain decriminalised abortion. It became legal in cases when pregnancy posed a risk to the life or health of the woman or the foetus, or in case of rape. In 2010, the congress passed

Somali girls are breaking the silence about sexual assault and abortion

Girls Break the Silence About Sexual Assault and Abortion in Somalia

Content warning: r*pe, sexual assault I love Puntland, in its little corner of Somalia. I love the people who fight through famine, war and division. The ocean that laps its land. The dark desert where camels roam. Our Islamic way of life. But I weep

Nurses and Midwives Can Make Abortions Safer in India by SAAF for Girls' Globe

Nurses & Midwives Can Make Abortions Safer in India

On this World Health Day, the World Health Organization commemorate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by highlighting the indispensable contribution of nurses and midwives to health systems worldwide. In that spirit, we hope to recognise their efforts by advocating for their inclusion in rights-affirming abortion service delivery.

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