Safe Abortion Care

Cari soci, questa comunicazione è solo interna e non rivolta al pubblico. Oggi è la giornata internazionale (INTERNA AD MSF!!!) per il Safe Abortion! L’Unsafe abortion è una delle quattro principali cause di morte. Ciò spiega perché MSF, come organizzazione medico umanitaria,  sta promuovendo una policy per il safe abortion dal 2004. Tuttavia esistono ancora alcune resistenze interne nel rendere effettiva questa policy. Per questo nella nostra assemblea generale, lo scorso aprile, così come durante l’assemblea generale internazionale (IGA) a Johannesburg, si è affrontata questa tematica: con una raccomandazione dell’assemblea italiana e una mozione dell’IGA, si riafferma con forza l’impegno del 2004 (mozione “Call to action Across the Movement to Enact the MSF Resolution on Safe Abortion”: http://association.msf.org/node/300955 - anche di seguito).

Chiediamo la vostra opinione su come promuovere una strategia di comunicazione interna che accresca la consapevolezza sul safe abortion care nel medio lungo periodo. Raccontateci la vostra opinione su come credete che MSF stia comunicando su questo all’interno del movimento e su che cosa dovrebbe insistere maggiormente. Potete condividere le vostre idee sul sito associativo italiano scrivendo qui di seguito o su quello internazionale http://association.msf.org/forum/405  login: msf / password: iga

Di seguito un video con Manisha Kumar, Coordinator of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Taskforce in Bukavu, DRC, https://cloud.msf.org/index.php/s/lMBxcCpBmQAe9dF

Il link al leaflet https://cloud.msf.org/index.php/s/bpCNpWKsrB5ideN

E altro materiale sul tema.

Motion on Safe abortion Care (2017 IGA)

MSF has long recognised the need to provide medical care to women and girls seeking to terminate a pregnancy. Safe abortion care, including for termination of pregnancy on request, is part of MSF medical care and aimed to reduce the mortality and suffering resulting from unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion. Related commitments are reflected in Movement wide agreements and policies.

The Associations of MSF Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Latin America, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland and the UK are concerned by the poor translation of policy into concrete medical practice in MSF field programmes. In many of MSF projects, MSF staff continue to refuse women and young girls seeking this important medical service.

To address the imbalance between commitment and action, we request the IB and all Institutional Members to (i) ensure that MSF does not deny termination of pregnancy to women and girls who request it (ii) maintain unambiguous public communication of MSF’s position on safe abortion care, including termination of pregnancy on request.

Other internal/asso resources

Video

Internal video Teaser – we can do more (2017) (2 minutes)

 

Search for MSFSTO12708 on the Media Database

Need to embed the video on an asso website? HTML code from Vimeo available on request (contact Hélène)

Video

Internal video “We can do more”

(16min)

 

Search for MSFSTO2653 on the Media Database (http://media.msf.org/) OR

EN : https://cloud.msf.org/index.php/s/tBJolWgqD7AhkGP

FR: https://cloud.msf.org/index.php/s/NeeeFWKY56EtddM

Need to embed the video on an asso website? HTML code from Vimeo available on request (contact Hélène)

Video

2017 IGA debate (recording)

 

http://association.msf.org/node/303787

login: msf / password: IGA (also in French)

Video

External  video “3 questions on abortion” (5min)

 

EN : http://www.msf.org/en/article/safe-abortion-integral-part-healthcare-services-women

FR: https://cloud.msf.org/index.php/s/DzXTsjtOwtc6TMf

ES: https://cloud.msf.org/index.php/s/RllzhTQmVHPMmvV

 

Article

Internal article by Jason cone on the Global Gag Rule

http://association.msf.org/node/292605

Interview

Internal interview (from the Portal): We Need to Say That We Do Abortions!

http://association.msf.org/node/334307

 

Webinar

Recording of the MWA webinar on safe abortion care (Internal )

http://association.msf.org/webinar_abortion_recording

 

Article

Article on the abortion Task Force in the TAG (internal OCG newspaper): “Safe abortion: a neglected need”

 

EN : https://cloud.msf.org/index.php/s/F6runKeTU2KvHRn

FR: https://cloud.msf.org/index.php/s/lirDNjDOjgz3LjN

 

 

Other resources – available externally – just in case!

Publication

"Because tomorrow needs her": Chapter 4: “There is no abortion there.” The Consequences of unsafe abortion.

EN : www.womenshealth.msf.org

 

Publication

 “Indirect causes of maternal mortality”. The Global Lancet

EN : http://thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(14)70296-7/fulltext

Publication

“Why MSF provides safe abortion care and what this involves”. Conflict and Health.

EN:https://conflictandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13031-016-0086-5

FR: https://cloud.msf.org/index.php/s/xY35EMRxHPx0476

MSF website

Q and A on unsafe abortion

 

http://www.msf.org/en/article/qa-consequences-unsafe-abortion

MSF website

Safe abortion: An integral part of healthcare services for women

 

EN : http://www.msf.org/en/article/safe-abortion-integral-part-healthcare-services-women

FR: http://www.msf.fr/actualite/articles/avortement-medicalise-partie-integr...

Press release

MSF statement – Reinstatement of the global Gag rule

EN: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/article/doctors-without-borders-statement-reinstatement-mexico-city-policy-abortion

Videos

Videos on the Global Gag rule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2hc5dSViDU&t=3s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ4y1hOwhpY

By: Marco Tomaselli