Category Archives: Feminism, VAW, SRHR

Book Review: Not without my Daughter

‘You are here for the rest of your life. Do you understand? You are not leaving Iran. You are here until you die.‘ Imagine if these shocking lines were thrown at you: how would you take it? For Betty Mahmoody, … Continue reading

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International Day of Action for Women’s Health: Forced/Early Marriages and Unsafe Abortions

Think unsafe abortions and the first image that comes to mind are young women. In many communities across the developing world, young girls are forced into ‘marriages’, sometimes far before they reach puberty. Statistics have revealed that there is a … Continue reading

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International Day of Action for Women’s Health: Maternal Mortality and Unsafe Abortions

Maternal Mortality is the result of a plethora of factors – the inadequacy of information, nutrition and healthcare, complications during pregnancy or delivery of the child, and even due to unsafe abortions. The World Health Organisation has estimated that each … Continue reading

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Unsafe abortions and the post 2015 agenda: Where do we stand?

A guest post by Dr. Sim-Poey Choong. Dr. Sim-Poey Choong has led family planning services, is a safe abortion provider and works with HIV affected persons in Penang, Malaysia. The International Conference on Population and Development or the ICPD, held … Continue reading

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Book Review: In the Land of Invisible Women

Dr. Qanta Ahmed’s book, In the Land of Invisible Women, shakes you up in ways that you can never imagine. One often hears of multiple pieces of rhetoric that stems from the Middle East on the prevalence of patriarchy: it … Continue reading

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