Feature of the month: International Women's Day
The International Women's Day (IWD) is being marked today March 8th with the campaign theme being "#BeBoldForChange".Today we encourage all our readers and supporters to use IWD as an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women because visibility and awareness help drive positive change for women. And to declare bold actions you'll take as an individual or organization to help progress the gender agenda because purposeful action can accelerate gender parity across the world.WREPA would like to highlight one of our volunteers, Sarah Agunda, who has recently written an article for the Daily Nation in Kenya discussing the topic of unsafe abortions and sex eduction. Some highlights of the article include:
A new survey conducted in 2012 in Kenya showed that, there were 464,690 abortions procured in Kenya.
Out of these, nearly 120,000 received care in registered health facilities for complications arising from unsafe abortions.
The fatality rate stood at 266 per 100,000 unsafe abortions.
This high number of unsafe abortions can be reduced by adequate sex education, prevention of unwanted pregnancies through effective contraceptive use and increasing access to post-abortion care services.
The full article can be accessed through the link below, so take some time to support a young doctor who is supporting the rights of women and girls in her country and community.http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/having-sex-education-is-the-only-way-out--after-gag-rule/1949942-3836050-sth90qz/index.html