Abortion

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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

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

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.

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

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

How to Protect and Respect the Reproductive Rights of LGBTI+ Individuals

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. A day when the world acknowledges the ongoing discrimination faced by LGBTI+*  people around the world, but also offers solidarity and hope for positive change. As a global fund focused on abortion, we want to outline some of the ways in which

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

How We’re Improving Safe Abortion Access in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan, the law says you can have an abortion on request up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. After that, it’s still available but for ‘social reasons’ which need to be approved by medical professionals. Termination of pregnancy is allowed at any time where there

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