ZAGO is currently running a project dubbed: “The Zambia Prevention of Unsafe Abortions Project”. This is a Four-Year Multi-Country Capacity Building Project’, that started in 2019 all through to March 2023. The Project is supported by the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO).
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This is an advocacy-oriented project (and not a lobbying project) – designed to bringing about awareness of the problem of unsafe abortion and making efforts to addressing the problem within the confines of the law. The Project is based on the country’s Needs Assessment [document accessed here] on challenges of unsafe abortions. The needs assessment was done in April 2018 by KIT Royal Tropical Institute and ZAGO regarding abortion related advocacy.
ZAGO envisions a Zambia where women can reach their full Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including access to safe abortion services.
ZAGO seeks to attain significant reduction in maternal and morbidity in Zambia from unsafe abortion, by women having increased access to safe abortion services. To achieve this, ZAGO has strengthened capacity in safe abortion advocacy and is seen as a national leader in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for women and adolescent girls. The Organisation believes that only a combination of interrelated strategies can lead to a reduction in women having unsafe abortions, while strong networks can lead to improved access and utilisation and quality of safe abortion services.