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The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions in 194 constitutions from around the world. The Database was updated in partnership with the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Japan. Experience its wealth and depth of information by starting your search now.

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Ethiopia, Amharic


9. ሴቶች በእርግዝናና በወሊድ ምክንያት የሚደርስባቸውን ጉዳት ለመከላከልና ጤንነታቸውን ለማስጠበቅ የሚያስችል የቤተሰብ ምጣኔ ትምህርት፣ መረጃ እና አቅም የማግኘት መብት አላቸው፡፡ (አንቀጽ 35)

Ethiopia, English


9. To prevent harm arising from pregnancy and childbirth and in order to safeguard their health, women have the right of access to family planning education, information and capacity. (Art. 35)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Uganda, English


2. No person has the right to terminate the life of an unborn child except as may be authorised by law. (Art. 22)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Kenya, English

(1) Every person has the right to life.
(2) The life of a person begins at conception.
(3) A person shall not be deprived of life intentionally, except to the extent authorised by this Constitution or other written law.
(4) Abortion is not permitted unless, in the opinion of a trained health professional, there is need for emergency treatment, or the life or health of the mother is in danger, or if permitted by any other written law. (Art. 26)

Kenya, Swahili

(1) Kila mtu ana haki ya kuishi.
(2) Maisha ya mtu huanza wakati wa kutungwa mimba.
(3) Mtu hataondolewa maisha kwa kukusudia, isipokuwa kwa kiwango kilichoidhinishwa na Katiba hii au sheria nyingineyo iliyoandikwa.
(4) Utoaji wa mimba haruhusiwi isipokuwa, kwa maoni ya mtaalamu wa afya, kuna haja ya matibabu ya dharura, au maisha au afya ya mama iko hatarini, au ikiwa inaruhusiwa na sheria nyingine yoyote iliyoandikwa. (Kifungu cha 26)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Kenya, English

(1) Every person has the right—
(a) to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care;
… (Art. 43)

Kenya, Swahili

(1) Kila mtu ana haki -
(a) ya kuwa na afya ya kiwango cha juu zaidi, ambacho hujumuisha haki ya kupata huduma za afya, ikiwa ni pamoja na huduma ya afya ya uzazi;
… (Kifungu cha 43)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Zambia, English


2. No person shall deprive an unborn child of life by termination of pregnancy except in accordance with the conditions laid down by an Act of Parliament for that purpose.
… (Art. 12)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Zimbabwe, English


(3) An Act of Parliament must protect the lives of unborn children, and that Act must provide that pregnancy may be terminated only in accordance with that law. (Sec. 48)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Zimbabwe, English

Every person has the right to bodily and psychological integrity, which includes the right—

(b) subject to any other provision of this Constitution, to make decisions concerning reproduction;
… (Sec. 52)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Zimbabwe, English

(1) Every citizen and permanent resident of Zimbabwe has the right to have access to basic health-care services, including reproductive health-care services.
… (Sec. 76)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

South Africa, English

(1) Everyone has the right to have access to—
(a) health care services, including reproductive health care;
… (Sec. 27)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

South Africa, English


(2) Everyone has the right to bodily and psychological integrity, which includes the right-
(a) to make decisions concerning reproduction;
(b) to security in and control over their body;
(c) not to be subjected to medical or scientific experiments without their informed consent.
… (Sec. 12)