North Africa and the Middle East

 
 
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IRAQI - NUJEEN FOR FAMILY DEMOCRATIZING ORGANIZATION (NFDO)

The recent terrorist attacks and kidnappings of Yazidian women in Iraqi Kurdistan have highlighted a major issue with the lack of adequate safe abortion services available to survivors of rape and violence in the region.

Through the SAAF project, NFDO intends to change this by improving the capacity of abortion care workers to ensure increased access to safe abortion services for rape survivors, reduce abortion-related stigma in the Sharya community and decrease early marriage, which is a major cause and consequence of gender inequality and maternal morbidity.