Peru Dejala Decidir campaign 2015

Here are some suggestions of activities for campaigning on 28 September and all year round:

  • Form a national coalition or join one
  • Participate in your regional network or help to start one
  • Start a public campaign to free any women and safe abortion providers from prison
  • Launch a long-term campaign for the decriminalisation of abortion
  • Start a safe abortion information hotline
  • Hold a public meeting or a meeting for abortion rights advocates and supporters – e.g. with women who have had abortions, with legal experts, with pro choice health professionals and students, pro choice politicians
  • Hold a public tribunal to publicise the negative consequences of the criminalisation of abortion in your country
  • Form an expert committee to draft an abortion law reform bill and launch a campaign to promote it
  • Create and circulate a petition
  • Launch a campaign for safe abortion services
  • Encourage government approval of mifepristone and misoprostol as essential medicines (which are on the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines list)
  • Do research on women’s experiences of safe or unsafe abortion and post-abortion care, and/or the type, cost, quality and safety of abortion services in your country
  • Do research on obstacles to safe abortion 
  • Carry out a survey of public opinion
  • Make a video
  • Organise a festival for choice
  • Organise a demonstration, rally or flash mob
  • Organise a tweetathon or other social media campaign
  • Create informational materials for women describing safe abortion methods and giving information on where to find a safe abortion, and what to do if abortion is legally restricted in your country.
See also 28 September Global Activities 2015 and 2016 for concrete examples