In its strategic plan (2022 – 2032), Ahaki delineated themes that inform its programs of work. Under the Historical, Social and Political Determinants of SRHR (SRHR) theme, Ahaki developed a program of work titled “Litigating Reproductive Justice in Africa (LIRA)“, which is aimed at establishing, strengthening and sustaining a regional network advancing reproductive justice litigation to ensure access to SRHR in Africa. This programme seeks to front the shift from reproductive choice to reproductive justice in advancing SRHR in the region. This will be achieved through, among others, the utilization of national, sub-regional and regional litigation foras. This programme will be implemented in selected countries in three regions including; East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa.
BENEFICIARIES: Judicial Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, Scholars and academia, Vulnerable Groups (Women and Girls), SRHR Service Providers, Human Rights Providers, University Students, African Civil Society Organizations, Lawyers, and Learning Institutions.
Litigating Reproductive Justice in Africa
The programme has four (4) objectives and these are highlighted below;
- To research, document and disseminate positive African narratives on litigating access to SRHR
- To enhance capacities of African organizations towards litigating access to SRHR
- To identify, support and sustain a network of African experts and individuals advancing reproductive justice
- To undertake and support strategic and public interest litigations at domestic, sub-regional and regional level, to advance access to SRHR
To create an environment where Africa embraces reproductive justice through progressive, evidence based and collaborative litigation for access to SRHR.
Abortion Litigation in Africa
The programme interventions are purposively designed to contribute to the reproductive justice litigation agenda as well as the overall programme goal of creating an environment where Africa embraces reproductive justice through progressive, evidence based and collaborative litigation for access to (SRHR) as indicated below;