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kobo



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Posted - 24 May 2013 :  09:08:49  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message
Unsafe Abortion rips-off Africa of its adolescents and young women

"The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) in partnership with IPAS Africa Alliance– an organization protecting women’s health and advancing women’s reproductive rights in collaboration with Equal Now African region organized a two day workshop on unsafe abortion at the Hilton hotel in Nairobi, Kenya from the 7th - 8th May 2013. The workshop brought together about thirty civil society organizations from the African continent. The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP), one of SOAWR’s members was in attendance and was represented by Senior Programme Coordinator, Mary Small.

The purpose of the workshop was to sensitise participants on the upsurge of consequences of unsafe abortion and its effects on the health and lives of African women. According to the 2010 estimates on maternal mortality and morbidity, the sub-Saharan African and South Asia contributed 86% of deaths; vast majority of which are due to preventable causes that need minimal cost to address. In Africa alone “25% of all unsafe abortions in Africa, are among adolescents aged 15 to 19 and about 60% among young women under 25 years” (Women’s health, WHO-2009)......"

SOURCE:THE DAILY NEWS(Full information and more here)
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