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The preventable pandemic: one woman's story

Faustina Fynn Nyame talks about returning to her native Ghana to campaign for womens' right to safe abortion.  Plus: blogging 16 days

26 November 2007

An estimated 20 million unsafe abortions are performed worldwide each year. Over 68,000 women die from complications associated, all preventable.

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Faustina Fynn Nyame was working as a midwife in a London hospital, when a young woman from her native Ghana came in for a routine scan. The shocking discovery she made that day changed her life. Listen to Faustina speaking to openDemocracy's Jane Gabriel about her decision to return to Ghana to campaign for womens' right to safe abortion, the shocking lack of access to reproductive health services, and the change she hopes to bring about.

Is it time to pay reparations?

The Black Lives Matter movement has renewed demands from activists in the US and around the world seeking compensation for the legacies of slavery and colonialism. But what would a reparative economic agenda practically entail and what models exist around the world?

Join us for this free live discussion at 5pm UK time (12pm EDT), Thursday 17 June.

Hear from:

  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
  • Esther Stanford-Xosei: Jurisconsult, Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE).
  • Ronnie Galvin: Managing Director for Community Investment, Greater Washington Community Foundation and Senior Fellow, The Democracy Collaborative.
  • Chair, Aaron White: North American economics editor, openDemocracy
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