Abortion

IPPF works to ensure that every woman and girl has the human right to choose to be pregnant or not and we will continue to supply and support safe and legal abortion services and care. We are committed to reducing the number of deaths of women and girls who are forced to turn to unsafe abortion methods. Make Abortion Safe. Make Abortion Legal. For all Women and Girls. Everywhere.

20-year-old Zahra Amri has been working with Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) since she was 13. Starting out as a Youth Action Movement (YAM) member, she then became a peer educator for young people and now works at UMATI’s Youth Center.
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Cultural stigmas leave many young people in Tanzania in the dark about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Our Member Association - Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) - has come up with a solution at their youth center in Dar es Salaam: peer-to-peer educators.
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In 2017, the US administration implemented the Global Gag Rule, a policy that denied funding to organizations that provided abortion care. This meant that UMATI, our Member Association in Tanzania, was forced to close 5 clinics – but emergency funding has allowed quality services to continue.
Only 2% of Tanzanian schoolgirls have access to disposable sanitary pads. More commonly, anything from cloth rags to socks, leaves or dry grass are used. One girl at a school in Tanzania, Alice Magaka, came up with a clever way ...
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As part of our work in tackling abortion stigma, IPPF awards small grants to young people to create projects that would tackle the issue of abortion stigma in their communities.
Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) UMATI (Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) was established in 1959 and became a full IPPF Member Association in 1973. Since then, it has developed a comprehensive range of sexual ...