Tag: Abortion and SRHR

Sexual and reproductive rights in the Mediterranean: an overview of an increasingly worrying situation

As the world celebrates International Safe Abortion Day on 28 September, we are publishing a comprehensive series of articles on women’s sexual and reproductive rights. For the drafting of this content, Medfeminiswiya journalists reported from Algeria, Egypt, Italy, Palestine, Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco, Spain and Malta, countries where these fundamental rights are far from being achieved or remain very fragile.

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Small island, strong convictions: how a minority of groups are fighting for reproductive rights in Malta

Malta is one of a handful of countries around the world to have an outright ban on abortion, criminalizing both women and doctors who perform the procedure. This article explores how a growing minority of voices across social, medical and legislative spheres are leading the charge in favor of a modern and inclusive system catering for reproductive rights.

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Interview with Sophie Basso, coordinator, and Selma Hejri, project manager at the RAWSA MENA Network

In Sophie Basso’s calm tone and keen gaze, there is determination in the service of the clarity of pleas raised by the network she has been coordinating. Selma Hajri, who is behind the RAWSA initiative, is no less determined. Summed up to that of many RAWSA activists, this beautiful energy is fundamental to spur actions advancing abortion rights in the MENA region, a major struggle in Tunisia, the only country to recognise this right.

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