"Advocacy Group Calls for Decriminalization of Abortion"
HDI has partnered with the Rwanda Association for Family Welfare (ARBEF) to host a two-day workshop to address sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to safe abortion. The activity is part of an ongoing advocacy campaign to revise Rwanda's current laws on abortion. Read more on AllAfrica.com.
Increasing availability of condoms in schools
HDI and IPAR held a one-day meeting at Lemigo Hotel in Kigali to validate the results of the survey on safe sex and accessibility of condoms they conducted in secondary schools. Read more on AllAfrica.com.
HDI launches campaign to improve access condoms for youth
HDI, in collaboration with the Rwanda NGO Forum on HIV/AIDS and Health Promotion and AIMR, have launched a national advocacy campaign to raise awareness and support access to condoms for secondary school youth. Currently, unofficial school policy outlaws condoms in schools. Read more, here here, and here.
Campaign launched to support women's reproductive rights
HDI recently launched a campaign to address Rwanda's restrictive abortion law, in light of women's unmet family planning need and the negative impacts of the law on women's health. For instance, unsafe abortion - which women resort to when legal, medical methods are unavailable - contributes to 14% of maternal mortality in Eastern and Southern Africa. Read more on the New Times.
Health care providers educated on Patients’ Rights
HDI is launching a project to educate health care providers and communities on Patients’ Rights. The project kick-started with a two-day training for health care providers from health facilities in Gasabo District. Read more on the New Times.