Realising women’s rights over their bodies

Values like freedom, equality and democracy are hollow concepts for women who still are subject to the control of others when it comes to their reproductive rights. The parliamentary Health Portfolio committee held hearings recently to take stock of the implementation of a key piece of legislation passed six years ago, the 1996 Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act. In this audio report by Sue Valentine, health professionals, social workers and researchers speak about the impact the legislation has made in the past five years.

To listen click here. (10 min)


  • Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla

    Bibi-Aisha is an award-winning journalist whose career spans working in radio, television, and development. Previously, she worked for eNCA as a specialist science reporter, and the SABC as the Middle East foreign correspondent, and SAfm current affairs anchor. Her work has appeared on Al-Jazeera, The British Medical Journal, The Guardian, IPS, Nature, and Daily News Egypt. She’s been awarded reporting fellowships from the Africa-China Reporting Project, Reuters Foundation, National Press Foundation, International Women’s Media Foundation. Pfizer/SADAG, and the World Federation of Science Journalists. She’s currently an Atlantic Tekano Fellow For Health Equity 2021.

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