Discriminatory ideologies as well as socio-cultural practices are inimical to the reproductive health of women in sub-Saharan Africa. This constitute a violation of the reproductive health rights of women. Such practices and ideologies include but not limited to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), forced early marriage, socio-economic inequalities, traumatic puberty initiation rites, labour and delivery practices, wife inheritance and sexual hospitality practices.

 

In the face of this, AbiyeAfrica advances the reproductive rights of women–irrespective of race, colour and identity without exception.We create space for women, reproductive’s rights and safer motherhood in rural communities and allies to identify, plan and take collective action to counter the influence and impact of anti-reproductive rights. We also seek to educate young girls on harmful social practices, inform pregnant women on the need for a safer motherhood and advocate for favourable governmental policies in issues relating to maternal health.

Our Actions:

Through this initiative, we:

  • Educate the Society: We educate young girls, women and the society at large on harmful cultural practices that undermine maternal health.
  • Champion Campaigns: We engage with our members to ensure that government policies and commitments include pregnant women in rural communities. Hence, efforts are geared towards such women to have equal access to health facilities.
  • Mobilize Solidarity Action: We take action to challenge factors militating against maternal health as well call attention of the society to situations of maternal mortality risk.