Centre for Social Concern and Development [CESOCODE]

Name of the event: SAFE ABORTION FREE LIFE FOR ALL WOMEN
City: Blantyre
Date: 28 September 2012

Type of the event: Awareness raising activity: public forum and women meeting.

Short description of the event:
The meeting will target the women of reproductive age who are more vulnerable to unsafe abortion. The meeting is expected to be attended by 200 people. The meeting will address issues of unsafe abortion and access to safe abortion and contraceptive to all women especially young women in rural areas where unsafe abortion is common.

The speaker will be Dr Margret Mkandawire and Dr Mark phiri from Lilongwe central hospital. Women will have access to information about safe abortion, services about safeabortion and women will know where they can get safe abortion services. Young people will be involved by participating in the conference and some will be trained as peer educators to educate their friends in the community about safe abortion and access to safe abortion and contraceptives.

Women are dying every day in our community because of unsafe abortion some cases are mot reported and others are just keep silent because of fearing to be prosecuted. If the governments legalize abortion the death of women due to unsafe abortion will be
reduced.