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International Safe Abortion Day

 

Peaceful march on 28 September 2023 in commemoration of International Safe Abortion Day.

Webinar: International Safe Abortion Day

 

On 3 October 2023 we came together and hosted a webinar to raise our voices in support of a crucial cause - International Safe Abortion Day. The panellists delved into a wide range of topics related to safe abortion, including young people’s leadership in abortion justice, legal advocacy and its role in ensuring the protection of abortion rights and access, the importance of training and support for abortion providers, and self-managed abortion in the African region.

International Safe Abortion Day: Media Coverage
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International Safe Abortion Day | Raising Awareness of Safe Abortion Services

Vice-president of Africa Programmes at Ibis Reproductive Health, Tshego Bessenaar said: "That is why this day is so important to not only emphasise access to safe abortion services, but to also emphasise the need to really support our providers"

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Unsafe abortions continue to proliferate due to lack of knowledge, stigma and nurses' attitude

Duduetsang Mmeti, Senior Communications Manager at Ibis Reproductive Health said: "Safe abortion is a reproductive right and reproductive rights are human rights. Taking the decision to opt for an abortion is an exercise of one’s reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. A denial of abortion care is a denial to one’s right to choice, and a denial of this right is an injustice to an individual’s reproductive health rights and human rights.”

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Commemorating International Safe Abortion Day

Jewelle Methazia, Senior Research Coordinator, at Ibis Reproductive Health said: "Ibis South Africa team is commemorating this significant day by taking a moment to express our gratitude and admiration for the remarkable individuals and organisations who have been at the forefront of advocating for and providing safe abortion care in the African region, and with a number of educational events"

Make abortion safe: fight for reproductive rights takes to SA streets

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WEBINAR
Understanding people living with disabilities: the impact on accessing sexual and reproductive health services

On 21 July 2023, Mmoho and the Wits University Disability Rights Unit, the Wits Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Advocacy Programmes hosted a webinar titled "Understanding people living with disabilities: the impact on accessing sexual and reproductive health services".  

 

The webinar facilitated a dynamic and engaging panel discussion covering the barriers that people with disabilities face when seeking sexual and reproductive health services.

Celebrating 8 years of The Mmoho Campaign, March 2022, Durban

 

Since its launch in 2013, the mmoho campaign had the honour of celebrating its 8th year anniversary with friends and partners alike of the campaign. Mmoho Steering Committee member Siphesihle Bhengu commemorated this great milestone by hosting a youth dialogue in his province of Kwa-Zulu Natal that was attended by 24 young people from across the province. The purpose of the engagement was to share the strides made by the campaign since its inception, rebranding updates, and an invitation for all partners, especially young people to continue engaging and contributing to the success of the campaign. The session was also an opportunity to facilitate a conversation about finding solutions to improve access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services in the province, particularly on the rising number of unplanned pregnancies, the incidence rate of HIV/STIs, and unsafe abortions that have been accessed by young people.

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Youth working with mmoho, March 2022, Johannesburg

 

Dynamic Youth Crew also known as DYC founded by Mr. Tshweu Mosedi a long-standing partner of the mmoho campaign hosted a youth-led dialogue that focused on the re-introduction of the mmoho campaign to young people who have previously been part of the campaign but were unable to participate in campaign-related activities due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Part of the day’s program focused on the re-launch of the slogan and taglines in commemoration of mmoho’ s 8th year anniversary. Additionally, the event created a platform for young people to engage and discuss relevant messaging for a variety of topics including HIV and teenage pregnancy.