safe2choose, Hesperian and Ipas unite for #MarchForEqualChoice campaign

Women protesting for safe abortions, #MarchForEqualChoice

safe2choose Team The #MarchForEqualChoice campaign brings together organisations around the 8th of March to advocate for access to safe abortion services and information for all safe2choose, Hesperian and Ipas joined forces to conduct this year’s International Women’s Day Campaign dubbed #MarchForEqualChoice. The campaign will run from March 1 to March 9 2020.   Inspired by the…

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Ending Abortion Stigma: Role of Media


  Media has a critical role to play in ending abortion stigma. By framing messages in a stigmatising language, media are often perpetuating myths and stereotypes that can contribute to abortion stigma.  In June 2019, the High Court of Kenya declared the withdrawal of the Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe…

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#trustwomen: We must remember the forgotten women of Northern Ireland


  There has been a substantial amount of media coverage across the United Kingdom on the issues surrounding outdated human rights laws in Northern Ireland. These issues have gained increasing scrutiny as a result of the partnership between the Conservative Party and the DUP or Democratic Unionist Party, the leading political party in Northern Ireland.…

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Pakistan’s abortion law and Human Rights Concerns


Author’s introduction:Dr Sana Durvesh has been working in Pakistan’s development sector since 2008 and has a wealth of experience in both clinical work and public health programming. A medical doctor by profession, she is currently working as Senior Program Manager at Pakistan’s largest social franchise, Greenstar Social Marketing. She is responsible for Government and International…

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Fighting Gender-Based Violence: The Many Forms of Activism


  This week, HowToUse and safe2choose are joining forces alongside global leaders in reproductive rights for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. And make no mistake: the systemic denial of a pregnant person’s right to a safe abortion is a leading driver behind global rates of maternal mortality. But the 16 Days of…

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EXTRA! South Korea brings back abortion ban and forces women to populate the country

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By Bora Chung   Not too long ago, South Korea used to have government-sanctioned “abortion buses” running in the countryside. In rural areas with no ready access to abortion clinics, they would provide women with the required support to interrupt a pregnancy. It was during the 1960s and 1970s, when abortion was considered a normal…

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