Bangladesh Baseline Research Report – Claiming the Right to Safe Abortion

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Claiming the Right to Safe Abortion: Strategic Partnerships in Asia is a project that aims to facilitate and strengthen capacities to improve engagement and ensure rights to access safe abortion services across five countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indian, Nepal, and the Philippines. The current phase of the project is being supported by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU). The Project’s overall objective is to implement safe abortion legislation, address social stigma and harmful norms, and provide good quality abortion services, by enabling national partners to increase their impact for the same through evidence generation, advocacy and accountability strategies.

Five baseline studies in each country were carried out in 2018 to strengthen the evidence base around access to safe abortion services, and to help advocate and call for accountability around the right to safe abortion at the local, national, regional and global levels. Each report provides contextual background information, followed by the study findings, and finally recommendations for way forward.

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