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Catholics For Choice launch new film [special 28 September report]

Catholics for Choice new film “Why Trust Women” launch coincided this year with International Safe Abortion Day on September 28. Religion is often pitted against individual freedoms—including a woman’s right to make ethical choices over her body. So it’s enormously important—now more than ever—that we engage in a conversation about the values that underpin a […]

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The Right to Safe Abortion in South Africa: A Clinician’s Experience [special 28 September report]

This is a blog piece written by Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng: “It is 2:14 a.m. on a Friday. I receive an email, with the subject line “Please respond” written in capital letters. I read the body of the email and the contents sound all too familiar. What follows is a scanty account of a missed menstrual […]

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Campaign Materials

On this page you will find the materials that can be used for your mobilisation for September 28. WGNRR team has developed specially for this day of action banner posters and stickers with the slogan “Diverse Actions, Different Places, One Demand!” reflecting the massive mobilisation by activists around the globe for the right to access to safe and legal abortion as a human right.

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United Nations human rights experts urge governments across the world to decriminalise abortion

Geneva (27 September 2018)- Speaking ahead of the International Day on Safe Abortion, a group of United Nations human rights experts urged governments across the world to decriminalise abortion and enhance their progress towards ensuring the right of every woman or girl to make autonomous decisions about her pregnancy. This is at the very core […]

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CRR launches e-course on reproductive rights advocacy!

The Center for Reproductive Rights is  launching a free e-learning course for advocates! Please see the information below and feel free to disseminate widely. The Center for Reproductive Rights is excited to announce the launch of an online course to support advocates in leveraging the human rights framework to advance reproductive rights at the national […]

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Campaign updates

Improving access to safe abortion: comprehensive needs assessment by FIGO [special 28 September report]

Unsafe abortion continues to be a major public health problem. An estimated 25 million abortions are performed unsafely each year, resulting in the death of an estimated 47,000 women and an additional five million are hospitalised due to complications. To thoroughly understand the differing national views on abortion, and the capacity of ten FIGO national […]

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New global medical abortion database launched to increase safe abortion access for women [special 28 September report]

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) today launched www.MedAb.org – the Medical Abortion Commodities Database, which houses information on the availability of quality misoprostol, mifepristone and co-packaged mifepristone and misoprostol (combipacks) at national level. The database is a resource for public health professionals seeking information to inform policy and use in reproductive health care programmes. […]

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Campaign Safe Abortion in South Africa [special 28 September report]

Global Health Strategies is an international organisation that focuses on improving health and well-being around the world using advocacy, communications, research, and policy analysis. They launched a partner-driven, social and community campaign on #MyBodyMyChoice on 10 September 2018 till 31 October. The campaign seeks to raise the discourse on reproductive justice and abortion as a key […]

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Joint statement on behalf of 223 civil society organisations [special 28 September report]

Over two hundred civil society organisations from all around the world supported the CSO statement  statement on “the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion” Here are the links to the final statements in English, French, Spanish and Russian. Statement in English Statement in Spanish Statement in French Statement in Russian […]

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“Normalizing Abortion” by Françoise Girard [special 28 September report]

On September 28, activists around the world will mark International Safe Abortion Day, a global campaign to repeal laws that deny women the right to reproductive health care. The message is simple: no woman anywhere should have to tolerate restrictions that too often lead to injury or death. NEW YORK (27 September 2018) – Last […]

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#I Decide What Happens to My Body campaign

To mark the International Day of Safe Abortion,  IPPF launches the Vision 2020 report; Her in Charge: medical abortion and women’s lives – a call for action The report is launched in conjunction with IPPF’s annual #I Decide What Happens to My Body campaign , an animation on medical abortion https://www.ippf.org/idecide/ and a Medical Abortion Commodities Database (www.MedAb.org) with information onquality misoprostol, mifepristone and […]

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United Nations human rights experts urge governments across the world to decriminalise abortion

Geneva (27 September 2018)- Speaking ahead of the International Day on Safe Abortion, a group of United Nations human rights experts urged governments across the world to decriminalise abortion and enhance their progress towards ensuring the right of every woman or girl to make autonomous decisions about her pregnancy. This is at the very core […]

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28 abortion rights successes in 2018

Read original post HERE For International Safe Abortion Day, on 28 September, we are celebrating 28 aspects of progress and success we’ve seen internationally this year. BY: Nandini Archer & Marge Berer This year marks the 29th time our movement has celebrated 28 September as an international day for safe abortion. It has been a […]

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El Salvador: Procession/ Caravana: Decidir es mi derecho

¡Decidir es mi derecho! La Agrupación ciudadana por la despenalización del aborto realizara una caravana, el objetivo principal sera interpelar a los partidos políticos de cara a la contienda electoral que se aproxima. El recorrido saldrá de la plaza salvador del mundo un punto que queda justo en el centro de la ciudad y culminará […]

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The Festival of Choice is back!

The Festival of Choice is back. The Festival of Choice is back to support the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. This year, feminist and human rights organisations and collectives are joining efforts to organise the fifth edition of the Festival of Choice in London. Please join us in this year’s celebrations, debates […]

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September 28 has been a regional campaign for the decriminalization of abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean for over twenty years before being taken on by SRHR activists all over the world in 2011.

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