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10 Things You Should Know about Abortion Service in Nepal

I am pro-choice and I support women’s right to safe abortion, I would like to share 10 things you should know about abortion service in Nepal. Legalization of Abortion: There are legal conditions under which you can go ahead with abortion … 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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Nepal’s Well Fought Legal Battle For Safe Abortion And Women’s Rights

Shreejana Bhajracharya is one of ASAP’s Youth Champion. She also works with IPas Nepal. Shreejana recently participated in ASAP’s mentoring programme and started her own blog. We are proud to present an article she wrote for Aug 12, 2013 — The … Continue reading

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Do Legal Professionals in Nepal Believe Abortion Is A Woman’s Right?

Abortion was a criminal offense in Nepal until 2002. The earlier prohibition of abortion in Nepal that criminalized abortion violated women’s right to equality and non-discrimination and contradicted the commitment articulated in CEDAW. The evidence through various studies also showed disproportionate … Continue reading

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Decriminalization of Abortion in Nepal: Part 3

Until September 26, 2002 abortion was criminal in Nepal. Women were imprisoned for terminating pregnancies, for miscarriages, and for the birth of dead babies. Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) at 870 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births was one of … Continue reading

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