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Addressing stigma while moving a national campaign: Spotlight on Malawi

In the weeks before, during and after May 28, the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, we are sharing from national campaigns, movements and coalitions for abortion rights from across the world, through the perspectives of inroads members who participate in and lead these movements. All of these inroads members are constantly working on […]

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Addressing stigma while moving a national campaign: Spotlight on Ireland

In the weeks before, during and after May 28, the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, we are doing a series on stigma in the context of national campaigns across the world fighting for abortion rights, from the perspective of inroads members who participate in and lead these movements. The focus of these writings […]

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Addressing stigma while moving a national campaign: Spotlight on Argentina

In the weeks before, during and after May 28, the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, we are doing a series on how stigma shows up for national campaigns across the world fighting for abortion rights, from the perspective of inroads members who participate in and lead these movements. We have Spotlights on campaigns […]

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#EyesOnElSalvador

As 2018 came to a close, the feminist and social movements of El Salvador had a great victory, one which inspired activists across the world. For years, ever since a 1998 penal code harshened laws even more to ban abortion under any circumstance, Salvadoran feminist activist groups have been fighting to end the criminalization and […]

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The Abortion Dream Team: Challenging Abortion Stigma in Poland and Around the World

All across the world and everyday people decide to have an abortion. One in every four pregnancies ends with an abortion. Yet information about abortion is often imprecise and stigmatizing. Abortion stigma is created by negatively portraying those that seek information about abortion, have had abortions, provide abortions, or simply support abortion rights. Fighting abortion […]

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inroads Member Spotlight: El Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)

While abortion stigma can be manifested in many ways, criminalization is perhaps the most urgent form of abortion stigma to be tackled in Argentina, where abortions are permitted only when the pregnancy is a product of rape or poses a risk to the woman´s health. Unfortunately even under those circumstances, criminalization and stigma make abortions […]

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inroads Member Spotlight – The YP Foundation

True to their slogan, TYPF is supporting youth in manifesting their transformative potential while furthering social justice initiatives in the realms of gender, sexuality, health, education, the arts and governance. Founded in 2002, The YP Foundation (TYPF) is a youth -run and -led organization that supports and cultivates creativity in young people hungry for change […]

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Member Spotlight – Women for a Change -Cameroon

Cameroon is one of seven African nations that uphold a section of the 1920 French Law that considers induced abortion a criminal act. Founded in Cameroon in 2009, Women for a Change (Wfac) challenges oppressive laws like this through their commitment to cultivating a world where the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and […]

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inroads Member Spotlight: Beyond Beijing Committee-Nepal

More than a decade has passed since abortion was legalized in Nepal, with many advances for women’s access to abortion care. Notably, the national budget for 2015/16 allows for free abortion service in public health facilities. However, women in need of safe abortion services still are not guaranteed access, especially as the compounding issues of […]

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Passion for Women and Children-Malawi

With a focus on maternal and young child health and inclusion, Passion for Women and Children (PAWOC) has been encountering abortion stigma at nearly all levels in their work. In particular, they work hard to make inroads on stigma at community, institutional and political levels. We got a chance to meet with founder and director, […]