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CLACAI speaks out against anti-abortion misinformation in the Americas

24 October 2021
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SAAF grantee partner Latin American Consortium Against Unsafe Abortion (CLACAI) is quoted in this El Pais article exposing the tactics of anti-abortion organisations in Latin America. CLACAI director Susana Chávez…

WGNRR’S ABORTION FOCUSED MUSIC ALBUM FEATURED IN THE NME

30 April 2021
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An eclectic range of artists from the Philippines contributed to WGNRR’s SAAF funded ‘Pasya’ album released in April. The album is part of a wider campaign to engage the public…

MALAWI MPS DEBATE BILL TO LIBERALISE ABORTION LAWS AS CHURCHES OPPOSE

25 February 2021
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SAAF grantee partner CSJ News has been a fundamental voice lobbying for the Termination of Pregnancy Bill to be passed in Malawi. The director, Brian Ligomeka is quoted in this…

THAILAND LEGALISES ABORTION IN 1ST TRIMESTER

28 January 2021
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The New York Times covered the role of SAAF grantee partner Tamtang Group in the legalisation of abortion in Thailand. Read the article here.…

SAAF GRANTEE PARTNERS COMMENT ON GLOBAL ACCESS TO SAFE ABORTION DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

19 August 2020
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WGNRR, Mama Network and WPC Kenya are all quoted in an AP News article about the barriers to reproductive health care during the coronavirus pandemic. “I’ve never seen anything like…

BRAZILIAN REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS CAMPAIGNERS CONDEMN ANTI-ABORTION HARASSMENT OF 10 YEAR OLD GIRL SEEKING ABORTION

17 August 2020
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SAAF grantee partner Anis is quoted in a Guardian article addressing the case of a 10 year old girl in need of an abortion after being raped by her uncle…

HIDDEN POCKETS PROVIDES REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE INFORMATION DURING LOCKDOWN IN INDIA

13 July 2020
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The founder of Hidden Pockets is quoted in this Guardian article, highlighting the increase in unsafe abortions in India during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jasmine Lovely George reports that calls to…

RTC FEATURED IN BBC RUSSIAN ARTICLE ON ABORTION ACCESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

31 May 2020
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Along with SAAF, Moldovan grantee partner RTC was featured in this BBC Russian article about global access to abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a method that can be…

WGNRR CALLS FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH TO REMAIN A PRIORITY DURING LOCKDOWN IN THE PHILIPPINES

17 May 2020
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In a joint statement with the Center for Reproductive Rights, WGNRR urged the government to ensure availability of essential sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services as part of its COVID-19 response.…

TAMTANG PUSHES FOR IMPROVED ACCESS TO ABORTION IN THAILAND DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

15 May 2020
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In Thailand, SAAF grantee partner Tamtang is part of a network of pro-choice campaigners lobbying the Department of Health for improved abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nattapat Jatupornpimol from…

HOW A NETWORK OF ACTIVISTS ARE HELPING WOMEN GET ABORTIONS IN ARGENTINA DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

1 May 2020
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New SAAF grantee partner Socorristas En Red helps people across Argentina access safe abortion. This article in Time magazine features their work, and how they are supporting those seeking abortions…

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: ONIDS MEETS HEALTH ACTORS

30 January 2020
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Burkina 24 has featured the work of new SAAF grantee partner ONIDS – preventing the harmful effects of unsafe abortion on young women in Burkina Faso. ONIDS has been forming…

WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES OF ZIMBABWE’S ABORTION RESTRICTIONS MEAN FOR THE U.S.

28 August 2019
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Edinah Masiyiwa, Executive Director of Women’s Action Group (WAG) shares lessons learned from the restriction of safe abortion in Zimbabwe in Ms. Magazine. Read more about WAG’s SAAF funded project…

DFID ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING FOR THE SAFE ABORTION ACTION FUND

18 July 2019
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The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID) has announced new funding to support the work of SAAF. This article in the Telegraph newspaper outlines the importance of providing reproductive…

GUEST COLUMN ON ABORTION RIGHTS IN ZIMBABWE

18 April 2019
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Edinah Masiyiwa, Executive Director of Women’s Action Group (WAG) in Zimbabwe calls for an end to unnecessary delays to safe abortion for rape survivors in Zimbabwe. Edinah writes, “We need…

PREVENTING UNSAFE ABORTION IN UGANDA

18 March 2019
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SAAF grantee partner, Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) is featured in this article detailing the implications of Uganda’s restrictive abortion law. Read more about CEHURD’s project here.…

CALLS TO EXPAND TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY ACT IN ZIMBABWE

28 August 2018
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SAAF grantee partner, Women’s Action Group (WAG) have been instrumental in instigating a renewed campaign to expand access to legal safe abortion in Zimbabwe, a country. Here highlighting how the…

BRAZIL’S SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS DECRIMINALIZING ABORTION

3 August 2018
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SAAF Grantee partner Anis involved in petitioning courts to consider whether Brazil’s abortion laws — which forbid terminating pregnancies with few exceptions, including cases of rape and instances in which…

SALVADORAN WOMAN FREED AFTER 15 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOLLOWING A MISCARRIAGE

14 March 2018
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Maira Verónica Figueroa Marroquín who was one of the “Las 17” group of Salvadoran women imprisoned following obstetric emergencies was freed from prison in El Salvador on 13th March after her…

BRAZILIAN WOMEN BREAK TABOO TO TALK ABOUT ILLEGAL ABORTIONS

4 January 2018
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As in many countries, abortion is a taboo subject in Brazil. Abortion is highly legally restricted and amid a rising tide of conservatism in Brazil and concerns that abortion will…

RAPE SURVIVORS DENIED LEGAL ABORTION IN ZIMBABWE

27 December 2017
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SAAF partner, Women’s Action Group in Zimbabwe calls for a change in legislation in the country “Women should be given a choice to decide on issues concerning their health. Through working…

SAAF PARTNER SUPPORTS WOMAN JAILED FOR MISCARRIAGE

9 December 2017
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SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR – A Salvadoran woman jailed for 30 years for a miscarriage deemed to be an illegal abortion on Friday pleaded for her freedom before a court…

SAAF FUNDED STUDY REVEALS CLINICIANS REFUSING TO PROVIDE LEGAL ABORTIONS IN GHANA

17 April 2017
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A study has revealed that access to safe abortion care in three regions of Northern Ghana – Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions – is impeded by clinicians refusing…

TEENAGE PREGNANCY AND UNSAFE ABORTION IN GHANA

5 April 2017
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SAAF supported organisation calls for better sex education to prevent unsafe abortion and teenage pregnancy in Ghana.  http://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/b-a-reports-more-cases-of-abortion-among-adolescents.html…

FALL OUT OF GLOBAL GAG RULE IN KENYA

6 February 2017
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SAAF partner TICAH reports on how they are supporting women seeking information about Safe Abortion in Kenya and how the Global Gag Rule will affect women there. http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/02/06/expect-a-rise-in-backstreet-abortions-health-experts-warn_c1500894…

ABORTION IN PAKISTAN: STRUGGLING TO SUPPORT A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

30 January 2017
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Story about safe abortion hotline started under previous SAAF supported grant. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/jan/30/abortion-in-pakistan-struggling-to-support-a-womans-right-to-choose…

CARING ABOUT WOMEN’S WORK: WHY SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS MATTER

9 January 2017
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SAAF partner Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (RHAC), is responding to unmet need by providing information and free services to women working in factories.  http://womendeliver.org/2017/caring-womens-work-sexual-reproductive-rights-matter/…

SAAF PARTNER – CITIZEN GROUP FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF ABORTION IN EL SALVADOR – CHALLENGE TOTAL ABORTION BAN

10 December 2016
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On November 25th, over 500 hundred people marched through the streets of San Salvador to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and to demand an…

NEPAL’S TELEPHONE COUNSELORS OFFER LIFE-SAVING SEXUAL HEALTH ADVICE

6 October 2016
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As counselors for the Meri Saathi helpline, midwife Hima Mishra and her team field hundreds of calls a day from people with questions about sex, pregnancy and abortion, helping to…

DON’T STIGMATISE WOMEN WHO OPT FOR SAFE ABORTION

4 October 2016
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SAAF partner, SAVE-Ghana has urged the public to put an end to the stigmatisation of women who seek safe abortion services. The NGO said stigmatising them was a major contributory factor…

MAKE SAFE ABORTION ACCESSIBLE – CEO OF GLOBAL MEDIA FOUNDATION

3 October 2016
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The Founder/CEO of Global Media Foundation, Raphael Godlove Ahenu has called on world leaders to make safe abortion accessible and available to every woman who requests for it, thereby eliminating…

SHOULD WOMEN PERFORM THEIR OWN ABORTIONS?

3 October 2016
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Hotlines around the world are providing women with the information they need to safely terminate a pregnancy, even in countries where abortion is illegal. Read the full article at Cosmopolitan.com…

BACKSTREET ABORTION, A REALITY IN BURUNDI

29 September 2016
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The association of Women fighting against HIV/AIDS and Malaria-SFBLSP Burundi celebrated on 28th September the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. Alarming figures reflect clandestine…