WEBINAR: Access to Safe Abortion Care in South Asia amid COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities

4th August 2020
Webinar on Abortion care in South Asia

IPPF SARO, Asia Safe Abortion Partnership & Guttmacher Institute hosted a webinar to discuss new challenges in access to safe abortion care in South Asia region amid COVID-19. Experts from the region also talked about the innovative approaches to combat its impact and opportunities for the realization of safe abortion care for all.

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Areas to be covered during the webinar:

  • Evidence around policy and legal framework for safe abortion services in South Asia region and changing discourse due to the pandemic.

  • New challenges and innovations for ensuring comprehensive safe abortion care

Agenda

SESSION 1: COVID-19 & ABORTION SERVICES LANDSCAPE IN SOUTH ASIA

Speakers

Dr Meera Upadhayay, Technical officer - Reproductive Health, World Health Organization South-East Asia Region

Sophia Sadinsky, Senior Global Policy Manager- Guttmacher Institute

Dr. Popular Gentle, country Director, Ipas Nepal & Avindra Mandwal, Deputy Country Director, Ipas Nepal

SESSION 2: CHALLENGES FOR SAFE ABORTION SERVICES IN SOUTH ASIA: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Moderated by Deepesh Gupta, Sr Project Advisor- IPPF South Asia Regional Office

Speakers

Priskila Arulpragasam, Communications director, Youth Advocacy Network Sri Lanka

Dr. Sarah Safi, Afghan Family Guidance Association (AFGA)

SESSION 3: ALTERNATIVES AND INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR EXPANSION OF COMPREHENSIVE SAFE ABORTION CARE

Speakers

Dr Suchitra Dalvie, Co-founder and Coordinator of the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership

Amalia Puri, Outreach Coordinator in Women on Web