Making it real: The challenge of implementing South African abortion laws

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By Kanyisa Booi In 2017, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Choice of Termination of Pregnancy (CTOP) Act, which has equipped the South African legislation with one of the most progressive abortion laws in the world. However, according to a study conducted by HEARD, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, 50% of…

Latin Organizations unite creativity and innovation for health and reproductive rights in Latin America

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The digital gadgets such as social networks, applications and more have helped bring people to all kinds of information and helped communicate in various ways no matter the distance. However, bringing Women in Latin America closer to these technologies by talking about safe abortion and reproductive rights has been a challenge.   For this reason,…

Our never-ending #BlackProtest

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Standing up for Polish women’s rights Black Mondays are usually signs of turbulence and often unavoidable wake up calls that follow a series of thoughtless decisions.On October 3rd, 2016, such a Monday was more than necessary for Polish women to protest a Christian group’s attempt to remove their reproductive rights. It was preceded by a six month…

Gathering the troops to improve access to safe abortion for young women in Eastern Africa

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Reproductive health organizations from Eastern Africa are discussing challenges and ways to improve access to safe abortion in the region. At safe2choose, we could not miss the opportunity to working collaboratively towards connecting more and more women to accurate information and safe procedures. In order to fully achieve this, a lot has to happen behind…

Abortion in Johannesburg: Painting the town safe

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From a young age, girls are exposed to posters on the side of the road reading “quick & painless abortion”. It doesn’t take long before this message is ingrained in their heads and such information is ready to be used in case they ever find themselves in this situation. Abortion in South Africa is rarely…

On International Safe Abortion Day, “we learned how to love ourselves”

On September 28th, 2017, many people around the world concerned with women’s rights attended events for the International Safe Abortion Day. Besides participating in a global campaign articulated by respected international and local organizations, safe2choose also decided to join a smaller discussion group in Mathare, an informal settlement of Nairobi, Kenya, to understand the daily struggles faced by local women.  The…

Global Campaign Answers: International Safe Abortion Day 2017

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In honor of the International Safe Abortion Day, we’ve invited several organizations to answer this simple question: Why must safe abortion be available to all women worldwide? Read their different responses along with special artwork created by safe2choose. Each response is shown in their respective language: Ipas México: La Revuelta, Colectiva Feminista: Porque es incondicional…

How a young group of artists opened the debate on safe abortion in Gauteng

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What would be more powerful than art to express the feeling of a whole community? The deepest transformations of a society always come from emotional reactions, and art has the power to spark up these feelings and start conversations. To help talk about a sensitive subject and advocate for the importance of safe abortions in…