Amnesty International – Solidarity Event: International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion

Thursday, 25 September 2014 from 18:30 to 21:30 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

In solidarity with the International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion – 28th September – and in collaboration with the Festival of Choice, Amnesty International, Central American Women’s Network, and Reproductive Health Matters invite you to a discussion on the impact of the total ban on abortion on women and girls in El Salvador and the status of access to abortion globally.

The discussion will feature a screening of Al Jazeera’s and Central American Women’s Network’s collaborative documentary ‘Life at any Price’.

 

Speakers: 

  • Chair: Thomas Schultz-Jagow, Senior Director,  Amnesty International
  • Guadalupe Marengo, Deputy Programme Director, Americas, Amnesty International, will speak on Amnesty International’s new report: the impact of the total ban on abortion on women and girls in El Salvador.
  • Sarah Spiller, Al Jazeera journalist,  ‘Life at any price’.  El Salvador documentary
  • Vicky Knox, Co-Director, Cental American Women’s Network (CAWN), will speak on CAWN’s previous campaigns and the case of the 17 women.
  • Marge Berer Editor, Reproductive Health Matters, will provide an international perspective on access to abortion. (Ireland, Spain and UK)
  • Cindy Cooper, Playwright, Journalist and  activist, words of Choice will speak on the USA perspective on access to abortion.