The portrayal of abortion in the media plays a critical role in public perceptions of this topic and can therefore have a significant public and political impact. News coverage on reproductive health can shape public debate and push for progressive policy agendas. MAMA Network, along with several partners, embarked on a project to explore the coverage of abortion in the media in West Africa.
Media mapping in West Africa
Cartographie dans les médias en Afrique de l’Ouest
MAMA understands that abortion pills create a universal opportunity for safe abortion regardless of how abortion is regulated by national laws. By providing women with accurate information about abortion with pills, activists challenge restrictive laws’ legitimacy, contribute to dismantle abortion stigma and shame, foster women’s empowerment and respect women’s autonomy. (Extract)