Updates

International Safe Abortion Day

28 September 2022
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On International Safe Abortion Day we are pleased to announce new grantee partners who will be working to improve access to abortion.…

We’re welcoming new grantee partners!

17 August 2022
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We are excited to welcome a new cohort of grantee partners to the SAAF network. This week we are hosting the final of four inception workshops for organisations new to…

15 years of funding abortion: SAAF 2021 Annual Report 

26 July 2022
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We are pleased to share the 2021 SAAF Annual Report. Last year marked the 15th anniversary of our abortion funding around the world.…

US Supreme Court overturns Roe Vs Wade

24 June 2022
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Today sees the announcement of a devastating roll-back of abortion rights in the US. The Supreme Court has rejected the constitutional right to abortion. This means that individual states will…

We have now shortlisted funding applications

20 April 2022
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All those who applied for SAAF funding will be notified on next steps by 30 April 2022.…

New research on attitudes to abortion in Brazil

25 March 2022
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New research from SAAF grantee partner in Brazil shows public support for abortion access in cases of rape.…

New WHO global abortion guidelines

9 March 2022
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Today the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched an updated resource on abortion which replaces all previous WHO guidelines on abortion care. Based on the latest scientific evidence, these guidelines…

There’s still time to apply for a SAAF grant

2 February 2022
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A reminder that our call for funding is still open. We are offering grants to groups working on abortion in low- and middle-income countries around the world. We are inviting…

SAAF call for funding opens today!

17 January 2022
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We are now accepting grant applications for the sixth round of Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) funding. Funding is available for organisations working on abortion in low- and middle-income countries…

SAAF is looking for two new board members

31 October 2021
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We are seeking passionate reproductive rights advocates to fill two vacancies on our board. Scroll down for more information and visit www.saafund.org/saafboard for all the details. The deadline to apply is 10th…

Newsletter: Make Unsafe Abortion History

28 September 2021
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On International Safe Abortion Day, we send out appreciation to all those who bravely work to ensure that unsafe abortion becomes a thing of the past. To the people who provide…

Newsletter: Abortion now decriminalised in four Mexican states

31 August 2021
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Last week, Veracruz became the fourth State in Mexico to remove penalties for accessing abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It joins Mexico City, Oaxaca and Hidalgo in allowing abortion…

Newsletter: The abortion law in Thailand has been expanded

30 June 2021
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In February the revised abortion law in Thailand came into effect. Abortion is now available on request up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, and after 12 weeks under a number…

Join our webinar THIS Wednesday!

28 April 2021
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We’re excited to announce the first in a series of SAAF webinars dedicated to those who have changed laws and policies on abortion. This week, on Wednesday 17th February, two incredible…

Newsletter: The Global Gag Rule has been repealed 

31 March 2021
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With some positive news to start the year, U.S President Joe Biden has now removed the “Global Gag Rule”, implemented by President Trump (and every Republican president before him). This policy blocked any…

Newsletter: Keeping going, and staying safe

31 December 2020
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In a year where COVID-19 has had such a huge impact around the world, SAAF grantee partners have continued to ensure safe abortion care is available to all who need it.…

Newsletter: 28 September

28 September 2020
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Today is the day that we celebrate the hard work of SAAF’s grantee partners in ensuring no one is left behind when it comes to accessing safe abortion. The theme of this year’s International…

Newsletter: SAAF partners continue to provide essential support

31 August 2020
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As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue around the world, we are witnessing the amazing resilience of SAAF grantee partners, determined not to leave anyone behind when it comes to…

The latest SAAF Annual Report is ready to read!

30 June 2020
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We’re pleased to be able to share our 2019 Annual Report – giving you an overview of our work last year and the incredible achievements of SAAF’s grantee partners. For example, our cover stars, Health Development…

Newsletter: Continuing to provide abortion care during COVID-19

31 May 2020
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The photo above shows an information session on medical abortion being delivered by new SAAF grantee partner ONIDS in Burkina Faso. They, like all of us across the globe, are having to change…

Welcome to the first SAAF newsletter!

31 March 2020
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Hello and welcome to the first quarterly update on the Safe Abortion Action Fund. In each newsletter we’ll be featuring news, updates and showcasing the inspiring work of SAAF grantee partners around the…