COLOMBIA: Article on abortion in Colombia

Posted by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion on  28 September 2015

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Reaching the moveable middle on abortion in Latin America By Mónica Roa of Women’s Link Worldwide, originally published at Open Society Foundations (available here) In Colombia, as in much of Latin America, simply legalizing abortion often isn’t enough. September 28 is the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, a movement that originated in Latin America and the Caribbean, and has since spread throughout the world. It unfolded like the plot

UK: Festival of Choice, London, 22-28 Sept 2015

Posted by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion on  28 September 2015

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This year, for the second year in a row, feminist and human rights organisations in the UK have organised the Festival of Choice in London from 22 to 28 September. The Festival of Choice aims to raise awareness of threats to reproductive rights and the plight of women and girls who do not have access to safe and legal abortion in countries around the world. The Festival of Choice also wishes to celebrate solidarity and

SOUTH AFRICA: A march and an article calling for an end to abortion stigma

Posted by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion on  28 September 2015

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In South Africa, a march was held on 27 September in Greenpoint, Cape Town, that called for an end to abortion stigma. https://www.facebook.com/WISH-Associates-163314687053489/ ‪#‎28Sept‬ ‪#‎endabortionstigma‬ ‪#‎EASISA‬ ‪#‎reproductivejustice The article: Abortion: it happens all the time by Marion Stevens and Rishita Nandagiri Why is it that rather than public, safe spaces to access essential information on abortion to make informed decisions, women in South Africa are reduced to whispered phone calls to friends-of-friends for a non-judgemental voice that provides accurate

AUSTRALIA: #Sept28 Rally to Launch the #end12 Campaign

Posted by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion on  28 September 2015

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It is time to unite, rally and have our voices heard. Speakers: Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Spokesperson for Women Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens NSW Spokesperson for the Status of Women Lee Rhiannon, Senator for NSW as they launched the #end12 campaign.The #end12 campaign is calling for the end of Division 12 of the NSW Crimes Act that criminalises abortion, and for the enactment of protection zones around clinics to ensure the safety of patients

THAILAND: Pro Voice Forum Bangkok

Posted by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion on  28 September 2015

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  Tamtang, safe abortion network together with 7 other Bangkok-based organisation held a Pro Voice Forum on safe and legal abortion at BACC to commemorate #Sept28 More Photos here: https://www.facebook.com/jarupapha.wasi/posts/10206975252075308?pnref=story