I received a fellowship from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) to report on the intersection of malaria eradication and gender in Rwanda. During my three weeks in the country, I also focused on reproductive rights, including access to safe abortion. I’ll include links to the pieces as they get published in the coming weeks.
Although Rwandan women take up many leadership and economic roles, their reproductive choices are still bound by church and state. For this piece, I interviewed two of 367 women who were imprisoned for abortion and received the presidential pardon earlier in the year.