WGNRR / SAIGE – Campaigning for Access to Medical Abortion in the Global South: A Guide for 28 September

This September 28, SAIGE (Safe Abortion Advocacy Initiative – A Global South Engagement) and its partners support International Safe Abortion Day with the theme: “Self-managed abortion” by focusing our demands around access to medical abortion as an important method for women seeking to end pregnancies. We come from an understanding that the lived realities of the global south are unique and our lived experiences need to be centred in the discourse on access to medical abortion. We hope to contribute ongoing conversations by reflecting our concerns and voices while demanding a reproductive justice approach and lens to medical abortion, thus, reclaiming our epistemologies that are often erased or subsumed under the dominant narrative. Through this year’s campaign, we strive to retain a focus on feminist solidarity during this difficult time. We will stay focused, energised, reflective, and motivated, for which taking care of ourselves and each other is essential. We will bring out the stories, our stories from the Global South.