Building Support for Safe Abortion in Asia, One Network at a Time
November 9, 2018
In Asia, approximately 27 percent of all pregnancies end in abortion. This is a key reason why, for 10 years, the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) has sought to reframe abortion as a human right and build a regional movement to improve access to safe and legal abortion services.
Asia is home to 50 countries, diverse in culture, gender norms, and abortion policies. Seventeen of the 50 countries allow for abortion without restriction of reason, though they may require parental or spousal permission and employ gestational limits.
Posted on 8 March, 2017 by Asia Safe Abortion Partnership
To commemorate #IWD2017, the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership is celebrating the work of their young women champions in promoting women’s access to safe abortion in their region. This blog series is an attempt to acclaim their power as #ASAPChangemakers!