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Profile of FIAPAC in J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2011

2022 FIAPAC Conference

8 - 10 September 2022
Riga, Latvia
More information here.

RCOG Making Abortion Safe programme

Call for applicants: Sexual reproductive health and rights research grant writing workshop

As part of the Making Abortion Safe programme, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) – in partnership with The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF)  is running a grant-writing workshop for up to 12 junior  researchers from Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Sudan, Rwanda, & Zimbabwe.

The workshop is open to researchers with an interest in developing proposals for research in the field of abortion and/or post-abortion care.

The online, interactive programme will be held over eight three-hour sessions during the weeks commencing 21 February and 28 March 2022. In between, there will be a four-week break during which participants are expected to write a short research proposal.

Following the workshop series, the RCOG will award seed-funding for research of up to $30,000 for the two proposals of highest merit.  Researchers awarded funding will be invited to join the AREF mentoring programme, which offers six months of virtual mentorship from senior researchers from their “college of experts”.

See full details of the workshop programme and eligibility criteria.
To apply, please complete the online application form.
Application deadline: Sunday 26 December 2021
For further enquires about this opportunity please contact cfwgh@rcog.org.uk

Letter from FIAPAC to the Members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic

28 October 2021 - Together with the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health, FIAPAC sent a letter to the Members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic with respect to the Draft Law on assistance to pregnant women (Print 665, 31.08.2021). Read the letter here.

Statement from FIAPAC on the recent law restricting abortion in the US state of Texas

Members of FIAPAC, the leading association of clinicians involved in abortion care globally, are shocked and appalled by the passage of the recent law restricting abortion in the US state of Texas which prohibits abortion there beyond 6 weeks’ gestational age, penalizes any assistance provided to those seeking abortion, and provides financial incentives to those who bring suit against people who have offered any kind of help to women seeking pregnancy termination.
This law encodes vigilantism against all abortion seekers and providers, friends and family of women seeking terminations, and even taxi drivers who take patients to clinics. This unsavory behavior is incited by making average citizens into bounty seekers, reaping $10,000 for every person they accuse – with no limit on the number of times a person can be accused.
The cynicism and cruelty of this law is not worthy of a civilized society. In the US, it is a direct affront and legal challenge to the established Constitutional right to pre-viability abortion. 

FIAPAC believes that abortion should be available within all healthcare systems for every person who needs one.

FIAPAC President, Sharon Cameron said: "Abortion bans do not stop abortions. They cause hardship by forcing women to travel or risk their health by ending pregnancies in secret. A law like this has no place in any civilised society that respects women.”

Invitation to participate in a FIGO survey

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Committee on Human Rights, Refugees and Violence Against Women is undertaking a project on the content of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in medical university curricula around the world. As such, we are sending out a simple survey to map which components of SRHR are formally included in your undergraduate medical curricula.

As chair of the Committee, I invite you to participate in the survey and answer these questions to the best of your knowledge, the results of which will be used for research.

Your answers will be anonymous and cannot be traced back to your university or to you personally. We do not wish to test the quality of your curriculum but only to look at the extent to which these concepts are taught around the world. We deeply appreciate your contribution to research on women´s health and rights.

You can access the survey by clicking this link FIGO survey on SRHR / encuesta sobre el DSSR
Sincerely,

Professor Kristina Gemzell Danielsson
Chair of the FIGO Committee on Human Rights, Refugees and Violence Against Women

Call for projects 2020/2021

Exelgyn sponsored research grant in partnership with FIAPAC
'Improving the quality of life for women having a medical abortion'

This research grant aims at promoting clinical research and best practice in the management of Termination of Pregnancy (ToP), that improve the quality of life and the autonomy for women before, during and after ToP.

This grant includes financial assistance amounting to a total of 10,000 euros and professional medical writing assistance for English manuscript preparation. This manuscript will be submitted to an international, peer reviewed journal.

All applications must be received by end of December 2021.

Open call for grant proposals – General conditions
Please use this application form
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FIAPAC statements

Letter from FIAPAC to the Members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic (28 October 2021)
Statement on the recent law restricting abortion in the US state of Texas (published on 14 September 2021)
Statement on 'She decides ...' (published on 9 March 2017)
Statement on the situation in Poland (published on 13 April 2016)
Statement of solidarity with the Federation for Women and Family Planning in Poland
Statement on the prosecution of women in Northern Ireland for offences relating to abortion