In Conversation With Rola Yasmine: Women in Conflict Areas And Their Reproductive Rights
By Asia Safe Abortion Partnership -
May 23, 2019
The last decade has seen a drastic increase in the number of people who are displaced or living in conflict zones, and in need of humanitarian assistance. As is the case when it comes to living with vulnerabilities, the lives of women and children, especially young girls, face the brunt of marginalization. In 2016, it was estimated that of the approximately 100 million people who were targeted with humanitarian aid, an estimated 26 million were women and girls of reproductive age. It is perhaps then, unnecessary to underline that the sexual and reproductive health and rights of people living in emergency situations, particularly women and girls, requires urgent attention.
Abortion is Illegal in Lebanon, But That Hasn't Stopped Abortions.
The global pushback against abortion rights won't end them. They've always been necessary, and always will.
by Ghadi Ghosn and Virginie Le Borgne
Jan 8, 2019
Illegal abortion in Lebanon: 'I couldn't comprehend how painful it was'
Despite the risks, thousands of women in Lebanon undergo the banned procedure every year
Virginie Le Borgne
Thursday 20 September
BEIRUT - Farah has morbid memories of the abortion she had three years ago, but she cannot recall exactly how long the procedure took.
“I just felt like it lasted a whole day, the longest day of my life,” the 26-year-old tells Middle East Eye. “I vividly remember the unbearable wait before the operation. Since then, I haven’t been able to stop talking about it...It was gruelling.”