Who We Are

The Safe Abortion Advocacy Initiative – A Global South Engagement (SAIGE) is a platform for Global South advocates, activists, academics and service providers committed towards realizing safe abortion as a human right. >>

What We Stand For

SAIGE aims to be a platform to mobilize support for members in times of need while also providing a network where members can share knowledge and expertise toward advancing access to safe abortion by using successes from others and tailoring it for their own contexts.

Join Us

SAIGE provides an opportunity to join a powerful co-created community of organizations, activists and advocates from the Global South working on defending right to safe abortion.

To be part of SAIGE, fill out the form here with your details.

 

 

Why Our Voices Matter

Unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality. Worldwide an estimate 68,000 women die of unsafe abortion each year. Despite advances in medical sciences, technology and evidence women continue to suffer and die due to lack of access to safe abortion services. Unsafe abortion incidences are highest in developing regions. Around 25 million unsafe abortions were estimated to have taken worldwide each year, almost all in developing countries.

The unwillingness of governments to approach abortion holistically through an integrated health and rights approach leave women around the world vulnerable to unsafe abortions. The path toward safer abortion is clear – expand access to safe abortion so women and girls won’t have to risk their health by resorting to unsafe methods. Unfortunately well-organized and resourced opposition groups and conservative political factions within governments who equate abortion with immorality and/or as “western ideology” very often drown the clarity of this message. In order to effectively challenge persistent stigma within the complex cultural and religious context this issue sits within, advocates in the region need solidarity with other Global South voices who and are trying to push through similar barriers for greater access of safe abortion in their respective countries.

Who We Are

The Safe Abortion Advocacy Initiative – A Global South Engagement (SAIGE) is a platform for Global South advocates, activists, academics and service providers committed towards realizing safe abortion as a human right. >>

What We Stand For

SAIGE aims to be platform to mobilize support for members in times of need while also providing a network where members can share knowledge and expertise toward advancing access to safe abortion by using successes from other and tailoring it for their own contexts.

Join Us

SAIGE provides an opportunity to join a powerful co-created community of organizations, activists and advocates from the Global South working on defending right to safe abortion.

Currently SAIGE is reaching out to organizations only, to be part of SAIGE fill out the form here with your details.

 

Why Our Voices Matter

Unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality. Worldwide an estimate 68,000 women die of unsafe abortion each year. Despite advances in medical sciences, technology and evidence women continue to suffer and die due to lack of access to safe abortion services. Unsafe abortion incidences are highest in developing regions. Around 25 million unsafe abortions were estimated to have taken worldwide each year, almost all in developing countries.

The unwillingness of governments to approach abortion holistically through an integrated health and rights approach leave women around the world vulnerable to unsafe abortions. The path toward safer abortion is clear – expand access to safe abortion so women and girls won’t have to risk their health by resorting to unsafe methods. Unfortunately well-organized and resourced opposition groups and conservative political factions within governments who equate abortion with immorality and/or as “western ideology” very often drown the clarity of this message. In order to effectively challenge persistent stigma within the complex cultural and religious context this issue sits within, advocates in the region need solidarity with other Global South voices who and are trying to push through similar barriers for greater access of safe abortion in their respective countries.