"Thunder is not yet rain" -African Proverb
Not Yet Rain, a short film by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Lisa Russell, produced in association with Ipas, explores women's experiences with abortion in Ethiopia and the important role that safe abortion care plays in the overall health of women and their families.
Through stories that are both heartbreaking and hopeful - we learn why safe abortion care is crucial to protect the health and well-being of women and their families.
Learn more about the issues related to unsafe abortion around the world
Every year, millions of women around the world risk their lives to end unintended pregnancies. While a law enacted in 2006 marked great progress toward reproductive freedom in Ethiopia, Not Yet Rain shows that changing the law is just the first step; much more needs to be done as women continue to die from unsafe abortions. Training for health workers and increased availability of care could save the lives of women in Ethiopia and around the world.
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Factsheet: Abortion in Ethiopia (pdf)
Factsheet: Sexual Violence and Abortion (pdf)
Factsheet: Abortion is a Human Rights Issue (pdf)
Factsheet: The Abortion Ban and U.S. Foreign Assistance (pdf)
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