Category Archives: IWAC 2013

Stay Silent No More: Enough Of This Misogyny

I recently learned that 939 plane-loads of women die from pregnancy related causes every year. That is about 350,000 women; or one woman every 90 seconds. 47,000 of them die from unsafe abortions, and another 5 million suffer serious and … Continue reading

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The Bangkok Declaration: A Promise To Uphold!

While we were at the Second International Congress on Women’s Health and Unsafe Abortion – IWAC 2013 we witnessed a remarkable union of pro-choice activists, researchers and providers. What better moment than this to make a commitment to recognize unsafe abortion as a … Continue reading

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It’s Not Morality Talking, It’s Your Misogyny

Here’s a very powerful article from the Bangkok post, written in the aftermath of the IWAC2013, by Sanitsuda Ekachel, the Editor of the Editorial Section. We thank Tooktik Kantayaporn from Bangkok for sharing it with us. Let me be direct. … Continue reading

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Do Doctors Have The Right To Say No

When a woman walks into a clinic and asks a doctor for a legal termination of her pregnancy, can the doctor refuse to perform the procedure on grounds of religion and personal beliefs? This was one of the most compelling … Continue reading

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IWAC 2013: The Right to Access Abortion With Dignity

“I have a dream.  I dream that when my granddaughters grow up, should they need an abortion, they will be able to access it with dignity and safety. ”  Prof. Kamheang Chaturachinda, Thailand There was a brief moment of silence … Continue reading

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