A yellow frame surrounds a white square. In the square, there is an illustration of open hands holding the woman symbol and the title: Celebrating International Safe Abortion Day.


Celebrating International Safe Abortion Day

On 28 September, AmplifyChange is proud to highlight the tireless work of grantees and activists around the world who advocate for increased access to safe abortion services. 

AmplifyChange believes that #AbortionisHealthcare and we are dedicated to supporting grantees working to eliminate barriers to safe abortion in their communities, among healthcare providers and at the policy level.

Our goal is to ensure that all people can access safe, comprehensive and stigma-free services – providing them with choices to fulfil their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

In the past year, civil society organisations supported by AmplifyChange funding have successfully improved policy and laws around abortion access in Rwanda and Kenya; collaborated with healthcare providers to improve service provision in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan; strengthened movements for abortion rights in Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire; contributed to reducing abortion stigma for social norm change in Malawi and India; and increased individual and community awareness around the right to access safe abortion in Burundi and Nigeria.  

The map below shows where AmplifyChange grantees are working on projects to remove barriers to safe abortion. 

A map with several countries highlighted in yellow. The text says: AmplifyChange supports 95 organizations in 38 countries over the next year working to eliminate barriers to safe abortion.

We asked some of our grantees to share their views on why the right to access safe abortion is an essential part of women’s healthcare. 

Hear their voices below:

A photo with several women singing and dancing. The text reads: Je crois que les femmes devraient avoir le droit d'accéder aux services d'avortement sécurisé parce que ce sont elles qui sont victimes des conséquences. l'Etat devrait prendre toutes le mesures appropriées pour protéger les droits reproductifs des femmes, particulièrement en autorisant l'avortement médicalisé.
A photo of a group of people wearing very bright clothes. The text reads: Access to safe abortion should not only be a right of its own accord but is also an enabler of other rights, including the right to education and the right to health. Access to safe abortion is also a demonstration of the government's commitment to protecting citizens' right to life.
A photo of a man looking towards us, sitting in front of a blue wall. The text reads: Centre for Solutions Journalism is using our AmplifyChange grant to increase access to safe abortion by advocating for abortion law reform in Malawi. It is essential for women to be able to access safe abortion because it enables them to make fundamental choices in the enjoyment of comprehensive sexual reproductive health and rights. Abortion is healthcare.

Learn from AmplifyChange grantees

If you’re getting active to strengthen safe abortion you might find our new series of short films helpful. Each film is based on the expertise of our grantees and is available to watch on our YouTube channel. Watch them now and learn how to:

There is also lots of useful practical advice from grantees on our new learning website, amplifychangelearn.org, to help you develop your advocacy skills. 


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