Arte TV: Videos of events in France, Kenya, USA

Arte TV put together a series of videos about events around the world, including one on a festival of photojournalism with photographs by Polish photographer Kasia Strek taken in settings where abortion is highly criminalised – Philippines, El Salvador, Poland, Egypt and Ireland –in Perpignan, France. SOURCE: Arte TV, Mobilisation mondiale pour le droit à l’avortement

SEXUAL RIGHTS INITIATIVE

Reproductive Justice and Abortion Reproductive justice focuses on the right to maintain bodily autonomy, to parent and not to parent in safe and healthy environments. It does so by supporting community processes to foster the material conditions that shift underlying social determinants of health, therefore creating meaningful choices. It is critical of the impact of criminalization of sexual and reproductive decisions on the safety and health of communities. It weaves the individual into the community … Continued

WOMEN’S LINK WORLDWIDE

Below is an excerpt from an opinion piece by Viviana Waisman of Women’s Link Worldwide, published by Thomson Reuters Foundation News on 28 September 2019. The full text is available here. —– OPINION: What the lack of access to safe abortion means for migrant women Even in countries where abortion is legal, there are still barriers that disproportionately affect migrant women “Like thousands of Venezuelan women, Patricia* migrated to Colombia, fleeing the humanitarian crisis in … Continued

FIGO

Statement for International Safe Abortion Day FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) is celebrating and supporting International Safe Abortion Day on September 28th 2019. FIGO regards reproductive choice, including access to safe abortion services, as a basic and non-negotiable tool for ensuring the human rights of every woman, not just in one region or country, but globally. When an abortion is provided by qualified providers in appropriate settings, it is one of the safest … Continued

UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women & Girls

Statement: All states must ensure access to safe and legal abortion as a matter of human rights, say UN experts As an essential reproductive healthcare service for women and girls, access to safe and legal abortion is critical to ensure their fundamental right to autonomy, equality and to physical and mental health, UN human rights experts* said. On the occasion of International Safe Abortion Day, the experts issue the following statement: “Denial of access to … Continued

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