Imprisoned for abortion: Many Rwandan women are now free but stigma remains (NPR)

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    Imprisoned for abortion: Many Rwandan women are now free but stigma remains – By Sarah McCammon (NPR) / Sept 2, 2023

    On the day she was attacked, Akimanizanye Florentine had been trying to earn money to help get through a difficult time at home.

    Akimanizanye, who goes by Florentine, was in her late teens then, living in northern Rwanda. She says her family had been struggling after her father had died.

    She remembers walking home in the evening, carrying the potatoes she’d harvested in a basket on her head, when she passed a man she’d never seen before.

    “He asked me my name. I never said anything,” she tells me through an interpreter. “I was just running away.”

    CONTINUE > https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2023/09/02/1194431567/rwanda-women-abortion-laws-kagame-presidential-pardon-jail

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