No one knows how many Rohingya became pregnant as a result of rape by the Myanmar military. No one knows how many babies were born to survivors of sexual violence […]
Kenya lifts abortion ban on global charity Marie Stopes
Kenya has lifted a ban on Marie Stopes carrying out abortions in the country after a review found it had not actively encouraged women and girls to have them, a […]
Abortion: Rights group sues ministry, officials over Marie Stopes ban
The Centre for Reproductive Rights on Friday sued the Ministry of Health and other state officials over the recent ban on Marie Stopes over safe abortions.
Tanzania Loses $300 Million World Bank Loan Amid Crackdown Concerns
The World Bank has pulled a planned $300 million educational loan to Tanzania amid concerns about the country’s policy of banning pregnant girls from going to school. The $300 million […]
Uganda’s untold abortion story
One Margaret, 26, is among many Ugandan women who are at risk of suffering severe complications arising from unsafe abortion. Margaret, a resident of Kazo Angola zone in Kampala, recently told […]
Colombia’s Constitutional Court Defends Abortion Rights
After more than 10 hours of debate, on October 17 Colombia’s Constitutional Court reaffirmed women’s right to abortion. With the 6-3 decision, the court fought off an attempt to place […]
South Africa: Government to Appeal Decision On Muslim Marriages
Government has taken a decision to appeal the judgment handed down by the Western Cape High Court on Muslim marriages.
These Women Are Saving Lives, One Pregnancy at a Time
Regions of sub-Saharan Africa have some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Geographical obstacles, scarce financial resources and the terrors of political insurrection can transform what should […]
Rwanda Takes a Giant Step on Abortion, But More Needs Doing
Rwanda has taken a critical step toward upholding women’s fundamental human rights, particularly with the removal of the requirement to obtain a court authorisation and have two doctors sign off, […]
Ghana: Prioritise Maternal Mental Healthcare – Stakeholders
Stakeholders at a forum held in Bolgatanga have appealed to government to ensure that maternal mental healthcare is mainstreamed into the country’s health systems.
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