Edinah Masiyiwa

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights | Zimbabwe

2019 New Voices Fellow

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Edinah directs an NGO that promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights in Zimbabwe. “My passion for women’s rights and gender equality is derived from my experience as a nurse midwife,” she says. “I witnessed young women who died or had irreversible complications as a result of unsafe abortions.” Edinah wants Zimbabwe to lift its decades-old restrictions on abortion. As long as those laws remain on the books, she is advocating for access to post-abortion care to save the lives of women who resort to unsafe termination.