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Reproductive Health Matters (RHM) is an independent charity, producing in-depth publications on reproductive and sexual health and rights for an international, multi-disciplinary audience. The RHM journal is produced twice a year. It is distributed free to developing country institutions and organisations, and is available elsewhere by subscription. The RHM journal is in English and there are editions in seven other languages. RHM also organises international workshops to explore new, controversial and neglected issues.

RHM exists to

  • promote laws, policies, research and services that meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of women and men
  • support women's right to decide whether, when and how to have children
  • motivate improvements in policy, services and practice
  • inspire new thinking and action in the field.

28th September - international day of action for the decriminalisation of abortion

The international campaign for womens right to safe abortion today announces activities taking place around the world to mark September 28th


Events including new national campaigns, rallies, public meetings, films and videos, plays, concerts, a global tweetathon, launching of reports on the situation in countries, press releases, manifestos, petitions and statements, flashmobs, and much more, have been announced in the following 37 countries:

Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Burundi, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Uganda, Great Britain, United States – and we expect to hear of many more...

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rhm 43
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rhm 42
November 2013