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Amnesty International Releases its Updated Institutional Policy on Abortion

Amnesty International recognizes the right of every woman, girl or person who can become pregnant to abortion, provided in a manner that respects their rights, autonomy, dignity and needs in the context of their lived experiences, circumstances, aspirations and views. Amnesty International’s abortion policy calls for full decriminalization of abortion and universal access to abortion, post-abortion care and evidence-based, non-biased abortion-related information, free of force, coercion, violence and discrimination. The organization’s approach to abortion is principle-based and derived from international human rights law and standards and long-standing human rights principles.

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People’s Health Movement’s Gender Thematic Circle September 28 Campaign Statement

Gender, Justice Group of People’s Health Movement (PHM) to reiterate the demand for ‘Access to safe, quality and legal abortion’ and strengthen global solidarity on women’s /feminists and public movements and speak out for the Abortion rights of ALL- young girls, women / pregnant persons. We as PHM issued a statement following the fourth People’s Health Assembly (PHA4) in 2018, which was widely appreciated and contributed to building solidarity with other networks and movements.

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#Sept28 South-led Tweet-a-thon

This September 28, International Safe Abortion Day, join south-based organizations and young activists in calling for access to #MedicalAbortionNow and asserting #AbortionIsEssential! Learn more about their calls in this resource. Follow @WGNRR, @wgnrr_africa and @Safe_Abortion on Twitter to keep updated!

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Campaign Statement: International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated differential access to safe and legal abortion around the world, both between and within countries during 2020. Many borders have been closed and lockdowns have confined women to their homes, making it difficult to access safe, legal abortions. Even where abortion is accessible, in-person and especially hospital-based abortion […]

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SAIGE-YANAA: Young People and Their Stories of Abortion

The Safe Abortion Advocacy Initiative – A Global South Engagement (SAIGE) and Young Activist Network for Abortion Advocacy has collected stories from various partner organizations on young people and their experience of abortion and featured these in a series of postcards for sharing this September 28, International Safe Abortion Day.

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