SRHR Coalition Nepal

Event: Safe Abortion Day

Activities: Press conference at ‘Reporters’ Club’ Kathmandu; Policy Dialogye at Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu; Country fact sheet preparation and distribution; media campaign; District level events: Roundtable meetings with District Public Health Offices (DPHO) in Jhapa, Bara, Palpa, Dang and Kailali districts making a total of 5 such roundtables altogether.

City: Kathmandu

Dates: September 27 – 28, 2012

Description of the event: Since, Nepal has already legalized abortion under some specific conditions, the appropriate and correct information on the provision is yet to be delivered among the women. Youth Action Nepal along all the other partners of safe abortion network has realized that the information about safe abortion needs to be widely disseminated. Hence a safe abortion leaflet containing some fact and figures and the legal provisions will be published and will be disseminated. Besides this, the radio PSA shall also have similar level of message and will be broadcasted through the radio stations in the district. So on September 28 the network shall release both of these materials in the presence of relevant stakeholders in Kathmandu and in the district simultaneously.

On September 28, from the five districts and from Kathmandu we would like to let the policy makers as well as the concerned stakeholders to think to redefine the current approaches adopted for safe abortion nationally, regionally and globally.

The PSA shall have a national coverage as it will be broadcasted by the national media agency and the leaflet shall be distributed widely through the network members.