Cape Town. ‘My Body, My Choice.’ The Blue Ribbon campaign supports women’s rights to safe and legal abortions.
Furthermore, we aim to empower women with access to accurate information and resources about safe abortions so that they are able to make an informed choice about their sexual and reproductive health.
The importance of the Blue Ribbon campaign’s mission is reiterated by the following frightening statistics: according to the Gutthmaker Foundation, ‘an estimated 52% of women get their abortion service from the illegal market’, and Amnesty International stated that ‘[only] 40% of TOP-designated facilities in South Africa actually provide the service.’
We want to reach the day when all women in South Africa can proudly say, ‘I am in control of my body! I have the legal right to have a safe abortion performed by high-quality women’s healthcare facilities.’
“The Blue Ribbon campaign is a platform through which we are able to raise awareness about women’s legal rights to a safe abortion in South Africa. We want to erase the stigma attached to the word, ‘abortion’. ‘My Body. My Choice’ is more than a slogan, it’s an assurance that we support women every step of the way to ensure they are able to make an informed decision about their sexual and reproductive health,” says Whitney Chinogwenya, Head of Marketing for Marie Stopes South Africa.
By helping us spread knowledge and sharing Marie Stopes South Africa’s vision, you’ll be helping us raise awareness about accessibility to women’s healthcare facilities throughout the country. Let’s work together towards a future where every birth is wanted.
For more information, please visit www.blueribbon.org.za/
Established in 1993, Marie Stopes South Africa is the country’s largest non-profit provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services. We are part of the 38 country-strong Marie Stopes International Global Partnership, allowing us access to the latest innovations and expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive health.
In South Africa, we operate 17 centres across 7 provinces and are a Section 21 non-profit organisation recognised for the quality of our clinical services and our non-judgemental, client-friendly approach. The fees we charge for our services are cross-subsidised across our network, meaning centres are able to offer prices that best suit the communities they serve.