Category Archives: Country Of The Month

Country of the Month: Pakistan

Approximately 890,000 abortions occur every year in Pakistan. How’s that for autonomy and choice? While often viewed as a patriarchal nation with a mindset that is steeped in antagonism towards women, the landscape in Pakistan has seen a lot of … Continue reading

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Countries of the Month: Countries in the Middle East

In the Middle East and North Africa, unsafe abortions are easily among the biggest challenges to public health. One in four pregnancies are unintended, either out of the need for couples to have children later, or already having had enough.[1] … Continue reading

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Remembering The Historic Battle For Safe Abortion In Nepal

This week a team from ASAP is heading to Nepal for a meeting on the Misoprostol Hotlines that operate across Asia. ASAP with Women on Web (and Waves) has played an important role in the inception and monitoring of these … Continue reading

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Country of the Month: Nepal

Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal: A Far reaching decision Originally, Nepal was completely antithetical to the idea of abortions, what with having installed a legal regime that was extremely strict in its application. But the winds of change ushered in through … Continue reading

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Country Of The Month: China

In mid-2012, global media picked up the story of a forced late-term abortion in the northwest Shaanxi province of China after a husband posted the picture of his wife and her aborted fetus. Within a month, several such stories surfaced. … Continue reading

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