AMINA, Tanzania

“She was chased away from household by her husband and was confiscated all properties for having an abortion… Amina did not know where to go as her case is associated with an illegal abortion.”

Amina is a 26-year-old woman, mother of 4 kids. Her husband did not accept that Amina use any contraceptive methods under the pretext that “they have negative side effects that do not allow a woman to bear children after using them”. Worse again, the guy, as usual, was forcing Amina to have sex when he needed and Amina could not refuse as a matter of culture.

In the past, Amina had her last child born through a cesarean. The doctor asked her to rest for six months before having sex, and wait 3 years before having another baby. But she got pregnant again when her last-born was 6 months old. She consulted her husband for an abortion but he refused in the name of religion and cultural values.

Amina was desperate, and despite her husband’s refusal, she went through the process of abortion. As a consequence of her choice she was repudiated from household by her husband and was confiscated of all properties for having an abortion.  Amina did not know where to go as her case is associated with an illegal abortion.

 In Tanzania the law prohibits abortion under all circumstances except when the mother’s life is in danger. (CRR, “The Worl’s Abortion Laws 2012” http://www.worldabortionlaws.com/map/)

ACTIVISTS’ REFLECTIONS

Women’s Promotion Center (WPC)

WPC is consulting a lawyer for legal advice on how Amina can be helped.

DEMAND ACCESS TO SAFE AND LEGAL ABORTION NOW!

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