This Community of Practice brings together social organizations, public servants, and practitioners to promote the generation, exchange, appropriation and dissemination of knowledge and scientific evidence on safe abortion. Although in Colombia it is legal to have an abortion before the 24th week of pregnancy and it is acknowledged that being able to access freely and safely to abortions is a human right, people who decide to go through it still face multiple barriers such as the low availability of the service (mainly on rural areas), little information available about procedures and their legal status, high costs not only of procedures but also of mobilization to health centers or post-procedure care treatments, and strong stigmatization from family, friends or even healthcare providers. Not feeling safe when accessing an abortion, or not being able to afford it in any way, can lead people to seek clandestine methods, which in many cases are performed under poor safety and/or sanitary conditions.
Thus, a Community of Practice that promotes the generation, exchange, appropriation and dissemination of knowledge and scientific evidence on IVE and safe abortion, is established as a fundamental need for the promotion of reproductive health and sexual rights.
There are currently no annual activities planned.
Main CoP Information Page
To read more about Share-Net Colombia’s CoP on Abortion and Voluntary Pregnancy Interruption, please visit their main CoP information page.
CoP Launch Date
The CoP was launched in October 2021
For more information about the CoP, please contact Laura Cala, M&E Analyst – firstname.lastname@example.org