FPA Sri Lanka joins the #16days of Activism against GBV campaign
The 16 Days of Activism against GBV is a global campaign that runs from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day). In Sri Lanka, FPA Sri Lanka is spearheading a campaign under the theme “Eliminating Unsafe Abortion" which will be launched tomorrow together with the support of local NGO’s that form the Coalition for Safe Abortion which comprises Dabindu, Praja Diriya Padanama, The Grassrooted Trust, YANSL, The Feminist Catholic Network, Foundation for Innovative Social Development, Sri Lanka Development Journalists Forum, Voice of Humans, Women's Education and Research Centre, and Chrysalis.
The key objectives of this campaign (#lkeliminateunsafeabortion) are to:
* Increase community awareness on the negative impacts on the health and well-being of women and girls due to the violation of their bodily autonomy.
* Advocate for progressive policy and legal framework to ensure that all women and girls have access to comprehensive information and services on sexual and reproductive health including post abortion care.
* Advocate to provide at a minimum, abortion should be legalized in cases of fetal deformities, rape and incest
The campaign commenced on the 25th of November 2018 with a full day Youth Workshop, at which the medical, legal and socio-cultural aspects of abortion in the country were discussed.
Check out this FB page for campaign activities and highlights: Coalition for Safe Abortions, Sri Lanka