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Keti’s (not her real name) husband began to beat her after they’d been married for about six months. She was 17 years old. “At that age a person is not ready to be married, to undergo the hardship of having and raising kids,” she says.
Women in vulnerable situations and who are not financially independent are too often neglected by the system and the State at the expense of their sexual and reproductive safety and dignity.With no access to relationships and sexuality education, access to contraception or any other type of support, women like Marita are left behind.
While sitting in a session on sexuality education at the Armando Emilio Guebuza school in Maputo we noticed how openly the students were talking about topics that are taboo in other spaces.
MEPs play a huge role in securing reproductive freedom and gender equality in the EU and abroad. Following the election of a new European Parliament, IPPF EN will continue working closely with them to ensure that these issues remain high on the EU’s agenda.
Her story is similar to many women across Georgia whose life choices are limited because they have been denied a full education, and who get married young and are then expected to raise a family.
The North Macedonian Parliament adopted a law on March 14, 2019, that makes dignified, women-focused abortion care a reality. The new law puts women’s needs at the heart of the system, dismantling many of the obstacles that until now undermined their reproductive autonomy and made it difficult to access basic health care.
Women in Georgia face many challenges in accessing sexual and reproductive health care. For starters, many live in rural communities where job opportunities are limited and poverty is high.
Georgia, a low-middle income country located at the crossroads between western Asia and eastern Europe, has come a long way since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Tamar (not her real name) was 30 and a mother of two children when she found out she was facing an unintended pregnancy.
The many barriers that women in Georgia face in accessing safe care mean many are forced into trying to induce abortion themselves. These attempts are often unsuccessful and can be extremely harmful.