International Safe Abortion Day 2017 received an unprecedented amount of attention and interest from journalists around the world

Overall, coverage of the day focused on the Statement by the OHCHR group of United Nations human rights experts calling on States across the world to repeal laws that criminalize and unduly restrict abortion and policies based on outdated stereotypes, to release all women in prison on abortion charges and to counter all stigma against abortion.


  We worked with partners from the different regions and volunteer illustrators in the creation and design of comic strips that ultimately formed an abortion advocacy booklet. The goal was to provide an accessible, user-friendly tool for individuals, activists and allies to learn about the diverse ways and strategies that groups, organizations and individuals have been using around the world in their fight towards access to safe and legal abortion; draw inspiration; and strategize in focus … Continued

Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights: International Safe Abortion Day Watchdog

  To mark September 28, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights is proud to launch our 2017 International Safe Abortion Day Watchdog! This year, we join the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights’ Global Campaign, “Resist and Persist” because we believe that these actions are crucial in standing up against the rollback on abortion and reproductive rights. When we resist as a … Continued

WGNRR: Comic Strips and Join the Cacerolazo for Abortion Rights

  Comic books and Join the Cacerolazo for Abortion Rights At 1pm in your time zone, and join us in making noise against the Global Gag Rule. Gag yourself with a piece of fabric as a reference to the Global Gag Rule, while using a pot or pan to make noise and demonstrate your resistance to any attempted restrictions on abortion services.


Responses (wonderful GIFS) Ipas México La Revuelta, Colectiva Feminista, Argentina FOHA (Fortress of Hope Africa), Kenya Reseau d’Action et d’Information pour les Femmes (RAIF), República Democrática do Congo Fundación Cultura de Mujer Fem, South Africa Women’s Promotion Centre, Tanzania SOS Femme, Enfant en Catastrophe (SOSFEC), República Democrática do Congo M de Mujer, México Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion

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