BRAZIL – Infographic comparing articles on abortion in 2018 and 2019

The Trench Project aims to monitor the public debate on abortion in Brazil. Its communication arm continuously monitors various news channels, blogs and websites carrying news, reports and articles on abortion. They make a compilation of all articles that have the word “abortion” in the title or body of the text of the article and categorise them as favourable, opposed or neutral. In addition, they look at articles focusing on abortion internationally and related articles. … Continued

BRAZIL – Statement of Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva (ABRASCO) for 28 September 2019

We, teachers, researchers, students, managers, members of organised social movements, health professionals, concerned with the guarantee of democracy, the right to health and the Unified Health System – universal SUS, public, free and good quality – who are gathered in João Pessoa at the 8th Brazilian Congress of Social and Human Sciences in Health, express our repudiation of the various forms of violation of our democracy and the retraction of social rights that have been … Continued

BRAZIL – Festival for Women’s Lives

In Brazil, the Festival for Women’s Lives was celebrated around the country, in Bahia, Paraíba, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo. A video produced by the Trenches Project was shown: “For Women’s Lives in the Supreme Court Debate”. This brought together the principal arguments mobilized during the public hearings on ADPF 442 in the Brazilian Supreme Court in August 2018, which discussed the decriminalization of abortion up to the 12th week of … Continued

BRAZIL – Online newspaper AzMina, run by women journalists, attacked and threatened online

AzMina is a feminist journalists’ collective that campaigns for gender equality, covers women’s rights and provides extensive and critical reporting on all kinds of violence against women in Brazil. They also provide training and organise debates throughout the country. On 18 September 2019 AzMina published a report online entitled “How to abort safely”. The report used World Health Organization recommendations to advise women how to have a safe abortion using medical abortion pills. Within hours … Continued

BRAZIL – Abortion: Why is decriminalization necessary? Arguments presented to the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court at the Public Hearing of ADPF 442, 3-6 August 2018

On 3-6 August 2018, Brazil’s Supreme Court held a public hearing on ADPF 442, the petition to decriminalise abortion in the first trimester. The Anis Bioethical Institute has now published an outlines of the many arguments presented at the hearing in clear, accessible language, grounded in public health, bioethics, international law, social sciences, and the role of religions in a secular state. The evidence is indispensable to any serious debate about health policy on abortion.

© 2016 International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion.

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