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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Useful abortion infographics

Access to safe abortion is still a huge gap in the South African healthcare system, despite the fact that it has been 22 years since the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act (CToPA) was enacted. Many women still die from unsafe abortions due to lack of access to information and services related to abortion. Bhekisisa […]

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Launch of the Guttmacher Lancet Commission’s Report on ‘Accerlerating Progress on SRHR for All’

The Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights  is a collaboration of global health, development and human rights experts from around the world. On May 9, a report on Accerlerating Progress on SRHR for All’ was launched in Johannesburg, and the commission called on national governments, international agencies, donors, civil society groups and other key stakeholders to […]

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SRJC Vice Chair on #TrumpGlobalGag

SRJC Vice Chairperson, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, was invited by our partner organisation, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) to attend the Senate Briefing with IWHC Country Partners. As the purpose of the event, the briefing provided congressional offices with insights on the direct impacts of President Trump’s Global Gag Rule through the experiences of Monica Oguttu […]

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Reproductive Justice Conference: 8-12 July 2018

Abortion & Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution III conference at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa starting from the 8 of July – 12 July 2018. The Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction, Rhodes University, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (South Africa), and the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion, in partnership with […]

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South Africa’s Closing Statement: Commission for Population Development

On April 09-13,South Africa was chairing the 51st session of the United Nations Commission for Population Development. This session was under the theme: “SUSTAINABLE CITIES, HUMAN MOBILITY AND INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION”.  Although [yet again] the states did not reach consensus, and therefore no outcome document came from the session, South Africa’s closing statement recognised the further […]

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