Marion Stevens shares challenges about SRHR in South Africa

The Sexual Rights Initiative 39th session of the Human Rights Council. Marion Stevens, from the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC), tells us about the current SRHR challenges in South Africa, and the ways in which South Africa’s participation in multilateral spaces does not reflect its national and international human rights obligations and commitments. Watch […]

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September 28 (formerly known as Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion) now International Safe Abortion Day forms part of the campaign activities undertaken by partners and allies that aims to build an international movement to promote universal access to safe, legal abortion as a women’s health and human rights issue.www.september28.org […]

Clinical Update: Changes to the World Health Organization guideline on hormonal contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV: South African perspective and response

Article from The South African Medical Journal. Please read the article below, for full abstract a link is provided and a pdf document. Clinical Update: Changes to the World Health Organization guideline on hormonal contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV: South African perspective and response Z Nene, G J Hofmeyr, M Patel, […]

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ARJ conference media coverage

The Department of Social Development (DSD), in partnership with the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction Research Programme, Rhodes University, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition and the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion officially opened the international conference titled Abortion and Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution III in Grahamstown. To learn more […]

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Unconscionable: Health workers’ right to refuse abortions vs women’s right to choose

South Africa‘s Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act legalises voluntary abortion at different stages of pregnancy. Although viewed as a generally liberal law, the Act has not effectively enabled broad and consistent access for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies. One of the reasons has been some health providers’ and facilities’ refusal to treat women […]

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