ASAP is coming together with Stories to Action and Gynopedia for #GynopediaIt to make information on SRHR and safe abortion more free, accessible and equity based. To know more and register for the campaign visit our 'Upcoming events' section.
After receiving great response to our ASAP Conversation we're back with another series of Podcasts, this time looking at the bigger picture and politics which affects our personal lives, bodily autonomy and can become barriers in accessing safe abortion services. YouTube and SoundCloud
The Big Picture with ASAP
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act in India & we're excited to celebrate this remarkable feat with our country partner Mahila Survangeen Utkarsh Mandal (MASUM) and Country Advocacy Network India Safe Abortion Youth Advocates (ISAY). Stay tuned as we have some interesting conversations on access to information and services regarding the abortion rights in India and look at the road ahead of us, especially in the post-pandemic world.
50 Years of MTP Act
Owing to worldwide lockdown in 2020 we have temporarily converted our Youth Advocacy Institutes into an online format. We have had 2 Online YAIs in 2020 and are glad to announce that the applications for the 3rd Online YAI are now open. For more information and to register visit this link
We organized the first YAI in Delhi in collaboration with Haiyya, which actively works on grassroots campaigns in the city and had 19 participants representing diverse organizations working on SRHR in the country.
Youth Advocacy Institute with
17th- 19th January 2020
ASAP in collaboration with The A Project organized for the first time a YAI with a diverse group of participants ranging from Pakistan and Tunisia to Sudan and Lebanon.
Youth Advocacy Institute for West Asia
ASAP organized a Youth Advocacy Institute in Mumbai with students of Bombay Veterinary College aiming to train and provide them with evidence based information, which can then be used to spread awareness in the remote areas of the state visited by them.
Youth Advocacy Institute with BVC
October 2019, Mumbai
Our Country Advocacy Network, Youth Network Indonesia organized their first Youth Advocacy Institute in Jogja on understanding gender, patriarchy and
the politics of abortion and reproductive rights in Asia and Indonesia.
Youth Advocacy Institute with YONI
Country Advocacy Network from Nepal, YoSHAN organized its first National YAI on safe abortion rights. Twenty one participants from medical and paramedical background from diverse geography were selected after the rigorous process.
Nepal Youth Advocacy Institute
Partnership held a strategic and planning meeting for the secretariat and the country advocacy network. Goal of the meeting was to revisit ASAP’s objectives and outcomes, while also ensuring all our activities align with the larger goal of achieving a rights-based approach to abortion.
ASAP & CAN Strategic Meet
September 2019, Sri Lanka
ASAP and our country advocacy network ASAP Malaysia Youth Champions recently organized a YAI with some of the most passionate reproductive rights advocates in the country!
Youth Advocacy Institute, 2nd- 4th August 2019, Malaysia
On May 28th, International Day of Action for Women ASAP highlighted the stereotypes attached to women and their reproductive function
7th Youth Advocacy Refresher (YAR) with 25 youth champions from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. This YAR brought together Youth Champions from the Regional Youth Advocacy Institute (YAI) conducted in Colombo in December 2018 and several other YAI’s conducted at the local level in these countries.
Youth Advocacy Institute, Mumbai, 1st- 2nd May, 2019
ASAP Country Advocacy Network from India, India Safe Abortion Youth Advocates organized this YAI with Medical Students Association of India
Workshop on Abortion and SRHR,
Malaysia, 21st April, 2019 :
ASAP Malaysia Youth Champions in collaboration with Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia and International Planned Parenthood Federation organized a workshop on Abortion with an Introduction to Abortion and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Value Clarification, Messaging Around Abortion, as well as clearing the myths and misconceptions of the public on this issue.
Youth Advocacy Institute in Mumbai
29th -31st March, 2019 :
Our Country Advocacy Network- India Safe Abortion Youth Advocates organized a 3 day Youth Advocacy Institute in Mumbai on SRHR and safe abortion rights for all.
SRHR Workshop in Barishal
30th March, 2019 :
Country Advocacy Network - Youth Advocacy Institute for Development Bangladesh organized their first sexual and reproductive rights workshop with young women from Dalit Community in Barishal.
D-YISA’s International Women’s Day
with Feminism in Bhutan :
In recognizing “International Women’s Day” which was on March 8 th 2019, D-YISA brought some of
the interested Instagram followers of “Feminism in Bhutan” together today (10th March) to mark
the day because it is never too late to celebrate womanhood.
Youth Advocacy Institute for
organized their first YAI :
Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) and its Country Advocacy Network (CAN) in Bangladesh, Youth Advocacy Institute for Development (YouthAID) organised the first Youth Advocacy Institute (YAI) in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 22nd- 24th October 2018.
Japan is one of 11 countries in the world where pregnant women need spousal "permission" to terminate a pregnancy.
We demand that JAPAN should abolish the male permission requirement for abortion care! - Sign the Petition! chng.it/p2pcP9wf via @ChangeOrg_India
'3 day waiting period' for getting a safe abortion is a reality in more than 1 country. In Asia, this means an added barrier for people living in marginalized/rural areas.
Do you know if there's a '3 day waiting period' for any other medical procedure?