World Health Organisation (WHO)
Russian Federation


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Topic: Assuring women's health by globally promoting safe abortion procedures in cases of involuntary pregnancies arising from sexual violence

According to World Health Organisation, each year approximately 22 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide. They are conducted mostly in developing countries, where termination is usually illegal. Women who decide to undergo such procedure are often victims of sexual violence which results in unwanted pregnancies. These females, suffering from physical and mental consequences of sexual assaults, shall have the immediate access to quick and safe abortion. They shouldn’t have to explain themselves, give reasons for their decision nor prove that they have experienced rape.
Russian Federation is deeply concerned about current situation of women all over the world. We recognise change in the law and improvement in the quality and safety standards of abortion remarkab...