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inroads Africa Regional Meeting Registration Open

Posted 6 February 2017 12:00 AM by The inroads Team

The inroads team is delighted to announce that registration and applications for financial support process for the 2017 Africa Regional inroads Member Gathering is now open. This 2-day gathering will be an action-packed gathering of mutual learning, workshops, updates, and collaboration open to any inroads members who are based in Africa or who do work to understand and reduce abortion stigma in the region.

In the registration form, you can register for one spot at the meeting and will have an opportunity to apply for financial support by Wednesday 8 March 2017. Inroads has funds to support a limited number of members to attend, so please also try and identify other resources to support your participation if possible.

We look forward to making inroads together in this participatory meeting of co-mentoring and mutual learning. During this 2-day gathering of Africa-based inroads members, attendees will engage in workshops, participatory panels, mutual learning, and discussions with an exciting group of fellow experts all active in mitigating abortion stigma in their contexts and regional settings.

  • All attendees must be members of the International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads). You can join here.
  • This meeting will have a focus on abortion stigma and discrimination throughout Africa, so it is expected that all attendees live or do a significant amount of work in Africa.
  • The meeting will take place in Lusaka, Zambia 29-30 May 2017. Please see registration for further details.
  • Registration will close on at midnight GMT on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
  • We are designing the meeting agenda to meet inroads member needs and interests and to foster mutual learning and co-mentoring. The final agenda will be what members share during the registration process. If you have suggestions for workshops, presentations or panels that you would like to convene, please email info@endabortionstigma.org.
  • This meeting will be conducted primarily in English with some to all materials and sessions in French as well. There will be opportunities for members who share other languages to have small group sessions in those languages.

Every two years inroads will host a regional gathering focused on the needs of members and the challenges particular to that region. We look forward to later meetings that will focus on the other major regions where inroads members are fighting stigma!

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  • Amanda Cleeve said:
    2/7/2017 10:27 AM

    Hi Where can I find information about registration fees etc? Amanda

  • Kati (inroads co-convener) said:
    2/7/2017 5:08 PM

    There are no registration fees for this meeting. The costs to attendees include costs for travel to attend the meeting, hotel accommodations, and dinners. inroads has a limited amount of funding to cover costs for some attendees, and members can apply for those funds using the registration form. Kati

  • stella muleya said:
    2/19/2017 9:22 AM

    Want to attend the meeting, my work involves manly youths / girls so it will be an advantage for me to attend for l will learn more from the meeting, lm a volunteer at young women Christian association

  • Joseph Mulekwa said:
    2/19/2017 10:05 AM

    how do I get the application form

  • BECKER MWEWA said:
    2/22/2017 3:30 PM

    What a good site

  • MELUSI MAPHANGO said:
    3/1/2017 4:14 PM

    Hi My name is Melusi a very energic young man who is up to make a difference in ending abortion stigmatition and willing to break the silence about abortion ...am a voluntary member of planned parenthood association of Zambian and also a member with safAIDs.

  • MELUSI MAPHANGO said:
    3/1/2017 4:24 PM

    Hi My name is Melusi a very energic young man who is up to make a difference in ending abortion stigma and willing to break the silence about abortion ...am a voluntary member of planned parenthood association of Zambian and also a member with safAIDs.

  • Boitumelo M O Mwansa said:
    3/2/2017 10:30 AM

    Abortion advocacy is sensitive because it is accompanied with a lot Attitudes and beliefs from various ethnic groups-Knowledge is indeed power when great minds with a common target to reach come together

  • Néonelle said:
    3/2/2017 2:00 PM

    SALUT Moi c`est Néonelle HOUNGNISSI. Jeune volontaire Majbenin. A l’heure actuelle, l’avortement est encore un acte mal-vu, caché et de nombreux mythes circulent autour de l’IVG. Ces fausses idées, telles que « l’avortement rend infertile » ou encore « les grossesses non désirées et les IVG concernent surtout les jeunes filles », sont véhiculées par les adversaires du libre choix et participent à la stigmatisation de l’avortement. Cette stigmatisation entraine chez les femmes ayant avorté un sentiment de culpabilité, de honte. L’isolement par peur du regard des autres et le fait de garder le silence sur leur avortement sont d’autres conséquences de cette stigmatisation. Ces derniers sont marqué, stéréotypé, et séparé ce qui n`est pas une bonne chose.

  • Néonelle said:
    3/2/2017 2:05 PM

    Salut moi c`est Neonelle HOUNGNISSI. Jeune volontaire Majbenin. A l’heure actuelle, l’avortement est encore un acte mal-vu, caché et de nombreux mythes circulent autour de l’IVG. Ces fausses idées, telles que « l’avortement rend infertile » ou encore « les grossesses non désirées et les IVG concernent surtout les jeunes filles », sont véhiculées par les adversaires du libre choix et participent à la stigmatisation de l’avortement. Cette stigmatisation entraine chez les femmes ayant avorté un sentiment de culpabilité, de honte. L’isolement par peur du regard des autres et le fait de garder le silence sur leur avortement sont d’autres conséquences de cette stigmatisation. Ces derniers (femmes) sont marqué, stéréotypés, et séparé. Ce qui n`est pas une bonne chose.

  • George kuria said:
    3/3/2017 7:06 AM

    Hi my name is george from kenya ready to fight abortion and stigmatisation at our communities and i am a volunter at family health option kenya and also a youth volunter on dsw kenya which deals with both family planning and am much humble to participate with your organisation

  • Gomez cados said:
    3/4/2017 12:19 PM

    Moi je trouve ke bon nombre non pa encore linfomation sur les différentes methode pour éviter les grosses non désiré et une fois cela surgir on pense d`abord a l`avortement ceki nes pa une bonne chose sous peux detre stigmatisé voila les mot dont souffre nombreux des gens sans l`information

  • Mathieu DENAGNON said:
    3/7/2017 4:18 PM

    Salut, je repond au nom de Mathieu DENAGNONdenagnon. Je suis Jeune volantaire de l`IPF en Republique du BENIN au cervices de l`ABPF. La Stigmatisation liée à L`Avortement en Afrique et sur tout au Benin est un phenomene auquel les jeunes Sommes souvent confrontés. Cela est d`une part lié au manque d`informations de la part des stigmatisés et ceux qui stimatisent., d`autre part il est lié au manque des moyens de la part des sstigmatisés pour assumer les responsabilités qu`incombe une Grossesse Non Désirée... Ce phenomene menace fortement la Jeunesse africaine au point où un "meeting" comme celui ci n`est pas juste necessaire Mais indispensable. Je me porte volontairement et entierrement disponibl a y prendre part à fin de pouvoir partager mes experiences avec d`autres Jeunes de façon reciproquereciproque et pouvoir lutter contre ce phenomene dans ma region et pourquoi pas à Travers le monde?... Je suis pret

  • Mathieu DENAGNON said:
    3/7/2017 4:33 PM

    Salut. Je suis Mathieu DENAGNON, Jeune volontaire de IPPF en republique du Benin. Ce "Meeting" est vraiment until pour litter contre le phenomene de la stigmatisation liée à l`Avortement. Je suis volontairement pret et disponible a pouvoir y prendre part. Merci

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