Grantees in the News

SAAF supported organisations and projects are regularly featured in local and international news articles. You can see some examples below

 
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SAAF FUNDED STUDY REVEALS CLINICIANS REFUSING TO PROVIDE LEGAL ABORTIONS IN GHANA

A study has revealed that access to safe abortion care in three regions of Northern Ghana – Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions – is impeded by clinicians refusing to provide legally permitted abortion services. It was undertaken by Global Doctors for Choice (GDC)-Ghana with funding and support from round three of SAAF.

 
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Teenage Pregnancy and unsafe abortion in Ghana

SAAF supported organisation calls for better sex education to prevent unsafe abortion and teenage pregnancy in Ghana. 

Abortion in Pakistan: struggling to support a woman's right to choose

Story about safe abortion hotline started under previous SAAF supported grant.

 

Fall out of Global Gag Rule in Kenya

SAAF grantee TICAH reports on how they are supporting women seeking information about Safe Abortion in Kenya and how the Global Gag Rule will affect women there.

 

Caring About Women’s Work: Why Sexual and Reproductive Rights Matter

SAAF Grantee Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (RHAC), is responding to unmet need by providing information and free services to women working in factories. 

 

SAAF grantee - Citizen Group for the Decriminalization of Abortion in El SAlvador - Challenge Total Abortion Ban

On November 25th, over 500 hundred people marched through the streets of San Salvador to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and to demand an end to all violence against women. 

 

Nepal’s Telephone Counselors Offer Life-Saving Sexual Health Advice

As counselors for the Meri Saathi helpline, midwife Hima Mishra and her team field hundreds of calls a day from people with questions about sex, pregnancy and abortion, helping to shed light on reproductive health rights in Nepal. 

 

Make safe abortion accessible - CEO of Global Media Foundation

The Founder/CEO of Global Media Foundation, Raphael Godlove Ahenu has called on world leaders to make safe abortion accessible and available to every woman who requests for it, thereby eliminating unsafe abortion.

 

Don’t stigmatise women who opt for safe abortion

SAAF grantee, SAVE-Ghana has urged the public to put an end to the stigmatisation of women who seek safe abortion services.

The NGO said stigmatising them was a major contributory factor to the high rate of unsafe abortions and its associated consequences, especially in developing countries.

 

Backstreet Abortion, a Reality in Burundi

The association of Women fighting against HIV/AIDS and Malaria-SFBLSP Burundi celebrated on 28th September the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. Alarming figures reflect clandestine abortion despite several consequences.

 

Should Women Perform Their Own Abortions?

Hotlines around the world are providing women with the information they need to safely terminate a pregnancy, even in countries where abortion is illegal.