H 1 Strategies to advance abortion rights and access in restrictive settings: a cross-country analysis.
Globally, myriad organizations recognize the importance of understanding how best to advance abortion access as an essential element of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Where that right is violated, women’s health and security suffers.
Despite this truth, legal restrictions, stigma, and lack of enforcement to uphold abortion rights have ensured that access to safe abortion remains varied, worldwide.
As such, there is a need for advocates and implementers who support women’s comprehensive reproductive health and rights to identify strategies to navigate the diversity of contexts in which women live and, thus, in which advocates and implementers must work.
In 2015, Pathfinder undertook a cross-country stakeholder analysis to identify key characteristics of strategies adopted to advance abortion rights and access, focusing on four countries—Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of the Congo—in which we and our partners have collaborated toward this end.