forced abortion



Intentional termination of pregnancy without the prior and informed consent of the woman. 

See also: victim; survivor

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(1) Council of Europe (2011). Explanatory Report to the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence. Council of Europe Treaty Series No 210; (2) CEDAW and CRC Committees (2014). Sources used in the drafting of the Joint General Recommendation/General Comment No 31 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and No 18 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on harmful practices. Available at:; (3) Definition developed by EIGE experts.