The women’s movement internationally has celebrated 28 September as a day of action for the right to safe abortion since 1990. Join us this year.
This year, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are calling on the United Nations, its agencies and human rights bodies, and all national leaders – both governmental and non-governmental – to stand up for safe abortion for everyone with an unwanted pregnancy who requests it. #LeavingNoOneBehind
WE SAY: Universal access to safe abortion is an integral part of family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights. It is central to promoting, protecting and fulfilling the right to life and health of girls and women. And it is an essential part of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, alongside safe pregnancy and delivery care. If you support the SDGs, this is the true meaning of #LeavingNoOneBehind when it comes to our right to autonomy over our own bodies.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Propose taking abortion out of your country’s criminal laws and providing universal access to safe abortion services from willing providers.
Condemn barriers to safe abortion as life-threatening for girls and women.
Make a public statement – on your own or together with other leaders.
Talk/write to the press and media. Get the need for safe abortion into the news.
Join with national, regional & international NGOs in our activities for 28 Sept.
CALL FOR: #LeavingNoOneBehind
Send us your statement. We’ll share it with the whole world :