INDIA: Campaign against stigma and shame associated with abortion

CREA in collaboration with Youth Ki Awaaz has launched an online campaign #AbortTheStigma to address the stigma and shame associated with abortion in India. This 3 month online campaign culminated on 28 Sept. They published blogs, personal essays, comics and illustrations on working to eradicate stigma and the importance of a woman’s choice, and publicised an information hotline for young people on sexual and reproductive health, violence, consent and relationships.

“The issue of abortion and conversation surrounding it are both highly stigmatized. Yet open discussion about abortion is necessary for making progress toward reproductive justice. CREA and Youth Ki Awaaz through #AbortTheStigma have taken a step toward creating a space for these conversations that will contribute to breaking the stigma and shame attached to abortion. Take your stand on the stigma attached with abortion here.”