Abortion is Black and White!
May 28th is commemorated as International Day of Action for Women’s Health. Every year activists across the globe call upon governments to ensure comprehensive, inclusive, and rights-based approach to women’s and girls’ health. The theme for this year is ending institutional violence in all its forms, including the denial of the right to access to safe abortion. See- http://www.may28.org
In the recently concluded Women Deliver Conference held in Copenhagen, it was rightly acknowledged “It’s impossible to holistically address the health, rights and well-being of girls and women without discussing abortion and women’s right to choose”. The sustainable development goals 2030 recognizes “access to safe, legal abortion as an essential intervention in a package of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services that should be available to all women; regardless of age, ethnicity, gender identity, geographic location, marital status, race, religion, socioeconomic status or migration status.”
Because abortion is a deeply politicized issue, policy makers and governments often choose not to acknowledge it as a fundamental human right. May 28th we take this opportunity to remind the policy makers, that women will only be truly empowered when they have autonomy over their body and access to safe abortion is a pre-requisite to achieving this reality.
ASAP along with its Youth Champions has launched a campaign “Abortion is black and white. Women who need an abortion, should get a safe abortion.” our youth champions did a very powerful photo shoot and created a video calling upon policy makers to ensure stigma free access to safe abortion services for women across the globe.
Watch video here- https://youtu.be/pF6N6eOkjUI
According to recent study by Guttmacher Institute“ Abortion rates have declined significantly since 1990 in the developed world but not in the developing world.” Ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health care could help millions of women avoid unintended pregnancies and ensure access to safe abortion.
We urge you to share this video widely and join us in preventing women dying women from unsafe abortion.
For more on how you can contribute visit- http://asap-asia.org