ARGENTINA: Red de Acceso al Aborto Seguro

1st Latin American meeting of public providers of safe and legal abortions: report

REDAAS is a non-profit network of health and legal professionals linked to public health and  community services in Argentina, who are committed to accompanying and assisting women in seeking a legal abortion, understanding this to be part of our professional ethical and legal duty.

On 28 September, we think it important to tell you about the 1st Latin American meeting of public providers of safe and legal abortions that took place in the city of Buenos Aires on 11-12 August 2016. The meeting was attended by almost 100 health professionals and was jointly convened by REDAAS and the Red Peruana de Acceso al Aborto Seguro (Peruvian Network of Access to Safe Abortion, REDPAAS) and organised by the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (, Centre for the Study of State and Society, CEDES) together with the Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género (Latin American Group on Justice and Gender, ELA). It was also supported by other international organizations, such as CLACAI, PROMSEX, International Women’s Health Coalition, Ipas, IPPF and PP Global.

You can watch interviews with some of the participants here.

You can access the excellent presentations here.

You can find the virtual report here.

You can find a statement for 28 September by the Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal, Seguro y Gratuito of Argentina (National Campaign for Safe, Legal and Free Abortion) here.