Domesticate International Legal Frameworks on Women Health Rights, Nigerian Govt Urged

August 31, 2020

Nigerian government has been urged to domesticate all international and regional legal frameworks that promote Women’s Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (WSRH&R).

This was one of the outcomes of a three-day workshop for journalists on the Global Gag Rule (GGR) and its implications on women’s health.


With over 2.7 million unsafe abortions, Nigeria needs to review 1861 colonial abortion law, Gynaecologist insists

August 28, 2020
By Oluwabukola Akanni

Ibadan, Aug. 27, 2019 (NAN) An Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr Steve Lemadoro, has appealed to the Federal Government to review the inherited colonial abortion law in the country to reduce the country’s high maternal mortality rate.

Lemadoro made the call on Thursday in Ibadan at the ongoing three-day training for journalists on “Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health”.


Nigeria – Unsafe Abortion: Abolish GGR policy, stakeholders tell Donald Trump

AUGUST 25, 2020
By Anayo Okoli

Stakeholders in the campaign for improved women’s health in Nigeria and the world at large have decried the negative impact of the Mexico City Policy, introduced by President Donald Trump in 2016, on the wellbeing of mothers and children.

Making the call in Owerri, Imo State, during a zonal training workshop organised for media practitioners by Ipas Nigeria, participants said the policy has denied millions access to family planning and other reproductive health services.


NIGERIA – Workshop identifies harmful impacts of Global Gag Rule on developing nations

By Sam Oditah
Aug. 13, 2020

Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, a facilitator at an Ipas-organised workshop for journalists, says the US Global Gag Rule (GGR) has the potential to increase the rate of unsafe abortions in Nigeria and other developing nations across the world.

Akiyode-Afolabi’s said this on Thursday, while delivering a lecture on the “Exceptions in the GGR and its implications for Women and Girls in Nigeria” at a three-day workshop in Owerri.


Nigeria – Rape cases: Using reproductive health advocacy to stem the tide

By Bridget Chiedu Onochie, Abuja
09 August 2020 

In the wake of incessant cases of rape across the country, experts in reproductive health and rights have urged Nigerian media to embark on enlightenment campaign that will address high death rates arising from unsafe abortions.

The call was made recently at a three-day media capacity building workshop on women’s reproductive health and rights.


Nigeria urged to review abortion laws

By Ojoma Akor
Aug 3, 2020

Experts have called for a review of the restrictive abortion laws in Nigeria to protect women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.

They made the call at the weekend during a training for journalists on the Global Gag Rule and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Keffi, Nasarawa state.


Deaths from unsafe abortions increasing in Nigeria – Ipas

On July 26, 2020

Hundreds of Nigerian women die every day of complications arising from unsafe abortions, an international NGO, Ipas, says.

Country Director of Ipas (Nigeria), Mr Lucky Palmer, said this on Sunday at a three-day “Media Training for Journalists on Women’s Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights/Global Gag Rule’’, in Keffi, Nasarawa State.


‘COVID-19 May Increase Unintended Pregnancies, Unsafe Abortion’

July 16, 2020
Martins Ifijeh

Speaking during a webinar organised by the Network of Reproductive Health Journalists, Nigeria recently to commemorate this year’s World Population Day, the experts said the COVID-19 lockdown prevented many women and girls from accessing family planning services.

Sharing his thoughts, the former Country Director, Ipas Nigeria, Dr. Ejike Oji, said some women who became pregnant during the lockdown and have had the number of children of their choice, would resort to unsafe abortion, adding that young girls caught up in the same scenario may end up with unsafe abortion.


Nigeria: 2,000 Nigerian Women Die Annually of Unsafe Abortion – Gynaecologist

Nigeria: 2,000 Nigerian Women Die Annually of Unsafe Abortion - Gynaecologist

By Urowayino Warami
18 June 2019

No fewer than 2,000 Nigerian women die of unsafe abortion annually with Northeast recording highest rate, says Dr Christopher Lamai, Head of Department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe.

Lamai made the disclosure at the capacity building workshop for journalist on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (WSRHR) organized by Ipas Nigeria, an international NGO on Tuesday in Gombe.


184 Nigerian women die everyday due to unsafe abortions

184 Nigerian women die everyday due to unsafe abortions

By Charles Akpeji -
Feb 15, 2019

No fewer than 184 Nigeria women die daily as a result of unsafe abortion.

The leadership of IPAS who made this known at a training workshop organized for media practitioners on capacity building on Women’s Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, said 67.000 women die annually from unsafe abortion in the country.