2016 Archives

Kenya Step Into Our Shoes Testimonial

Kenya: Dear Reader, Today I want to tell you something about my past. It’s not often that people talk about such things, but I feel it’s important. I’m a 29 year old single woman living in Kenya and I work for the government of Kenya. For a long time now I haven’t wanted to have […]

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India Step Into Our Shoes Testimonial

India: Dear friend, Today, I want to tell you something about my story. It’s not often that people talk about such things, but I feel it’s important. I was nineteen, I was studying in college. I was also in a relationship since two years. Just like any other relationship, our relationship had its ups and […]

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Mexico Step Into Our Shoes Testimonial

Mexico: Dear reader, Today, I want to tell you something about my story. Many people do not talk often about such things, nor in an open manner. But I want to try and share an important part of me. I was 22 years old and I had a young daughter. I had gone back to […]

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Northern Ireland Step Into Our Shoes Testimonial

Northern Ireland: Dear reader, I want to tell you something about my story today. It’s not often that people talk about such things, but I feel it’s important. I was around 27 years old, a single parent of a 4-year old boy. I had been struggling for four years with post-natal depression. I was also […]

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U.S. Step Into Our Shoes Testimonial

USA Dear reader, Today I want to tell you something about my story. It’s not often that people talk about such things, but I feel it’s important. It happened about five years ago. I was in a committed relationship and I loved my partner. I was using continuous hormonal birth control. I wasn’t getting my […]

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Step Into Our Shoes Activity Report

It is with great pleasure that we present the 2016 report on September 28 actions undertaken by members and partners worldwide for the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion under the theme “Step Into Our Shoes.”

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Sept 28 “Step Into Our Shoes” Video Recap!

We are excited to share with you the video recap with highlights of the 2016 #Sept28 “Step Into Our Shoes” campaign on the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion! The campaign was a huge success thanks to you! #StepIntoOurShoes TICAH Advocates for Youth RNW Media Fondo MARIA theabortiondiarypodcast

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Festival of Choice

The London Festival of Choice aims to raise awareness of threats to reproductive rights and the plight of those in countries around the world who do not have access to safe and legal abortion.
The Festival also wishes to celebrate the solidarity and feminist activism and to strengthen and support the prochoice message, locally and globally.

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Women Help Women mobilize on September 28

On #Sept28 2016, the International Safe Abortion Day, Women Help Women launched a collection of statements and stories from people who risk jail to help others access abortion.Women help women everywhere. We help because it is a moral thing to do.

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“Step into Our Stories, Step Into our Shoes” / September 28 – Global Day of Action for Safe and Legal Abortion

By Love Matters in partnership with WGNRR 09.28.2016-PRESS RELEASE “I have still not shared my experience with most of my friends and family.  I want to be able to stand up and tell women that having an abortion, which 1 in 3 women do, is not such a big deal. I would like to be […]

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The experience is difficult: Step Into Our Shoes

Perspectives on abortion rights and access in Venezuela Find original post here My name is Josefina*, I’m from Caracas, Venezuela, and I am 26 years old. I’m a lawyer, activist at PLAFAM, and I was part of International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere’s Youth Network. When I was 23, I experienced firsthand what it is to […]

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Safe abortion advocates ask for empathy in Sept. 28 campaign

www.pinsan.org   Press Release  Safe abortion advocates ask for empathy in Sept. 28 campaign Manila, Sept. 28, 2016–“If this happened to you, what would you do?” This is the question asked by advocates from the Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network (PINSAN) as they celebrate the Global Day of Action for Safe and Legal Abortion. “When […]

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Young People Choose: The International Safe Abortion Day Watchdog

This Watchdog is authored, edited and designed entirely by young people and features essays, art and poetry from around the world. We hope you will enjoy and learn from this edition of our Watchdog and we especially hope you will feel moved to action on this International Safe Abortion Day!

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“Unsafe abortion is still killing tens of thousands women around the world” – UN rights experts warn –

Speaking ahead of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, a group of United Nations human rights experts* called on States across the world to repeal restrictive abortion laws and policies, and all punitive measures and discriminatory barriers to access safe reproductive health services.

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Cameroon: Strategy meeting

From: Zoneziwoh Mbondgulo-Wondieh <director@wfaccameroon.org> Organization: Women for a Change, Cameroon Country: Cameroon Description of Activity: Strategy meeting with college authorities on college policies in ensuring adolescents & college students SRHR are realized,  protected and respected.

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Generation Initiative and the Coalition Organizations Working on Reproductive Justice Gears Up To Challenge Gender Stereotypes and Abortion Stigma

Organisation      :   Generation Initiative for Women and Youth Network City/Town     Lagos/Owerri Country   Nigeria Title: Generation Initiative and the Coalition Organizations Working on Reproductive Justice Gears Up To Challenge Gender Stereotypes and   Abortion Stigma Generation for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN), and The National Coalition and other organizations will celebrate the Sept.28 Campaign in three states […]

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Voice Your Abortion and Feminism in India

For all the folks on Twitter, join Voice Your Abortion and Feminism in India for a twitter chat on abortion storytelling on Sept 28, Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion! For details, go to: https://www.facebook.com/VoiceYourAbortion/

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Nepal: Candlelight Vigil to Celebrate September 28

Are you based in Kathmandu, Nepal? Join the Candlelight Vigil to celebrate#Sept28 organised by Marie Stopes Nepal/ Sunaulo Parivar Nepal on 28 September at 17:00–19:00 in Maitighar Mandala, Kathmandu, Nepal Go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1681702345482550/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1474875583666066 for details.

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Pinagdaanan (Journey) – Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network (PINSAN) Sept28 Event

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Denial of Abortion Service in Nepal

Original post By: Kumari: A Feminist In 2002, abortion was legalized in Nepal and made widely available. Abortion is permitted up to 12 weeks gestation on request and up to 18 weeks in cases of rape, incest, and health risks to the woman or fetus. Abortion services were established at most government hospitals, private hospitals, […]

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Let’s Talk Abortion

Original post By: Kumari: A Feminist There is a general logic behind the existence of human-kind in the universe. The logic is human is born to reproduce and continue its generation. Not only humans but animals also have to reproduce because of their sexual instincts. However, we now have birth control and abortion which allows […]

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HOW ABOUT STEPPING INTO OUR SHOES?

Original link Written by: Bonita Sharma Editted by: Smriti Thapa, Coordinator  After 14 years of legalization of abortion which led to reduced maternal mortality related to unsafe abortion and improved women’s health in Nepal, it is really sad to state abortion is still stigmatized in the country which has restricted women’s access to safe abortion. […]

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“Step into our stories” #StepIntoOurShoes – UGANDA

Abortion is generally illegal in Uganda and is criminalised up to 14 years in prison. However, it is permissible for a doctor under the penal code to carry out an abortion if it places the life of the pregnant person at risk.

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Step Into Our Shoes Video Series – U.S. Testimonial

1 in 3 U.S. women will have an abortion by the age of 45. Access to abortion in the U.S. varies from state to state. In the last four years, lawmakers have introduced over 200 restrictions on abortion country-wide.

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2015 Virtual Mural

Thanks for participating! CHECK OUT THE 2015 VIRTUAL MURAL! During 2013 and 2014, activists and advocates shared selfies explaining why abortion should be safe and legal in their countries, and/or why they wanted to speak out against #abortionstigma. Out of their submissions we created a beautiful Virtual Mural.This year we’re continuing the efforts and collecting […]

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Nicaragua: MUJERES Y HOMBRES DENUNCIADOS Y DETENIDOS POR ABORTO

La Policía Nacional de Nicaragua y las Comisarías de la Mujer y la Niñez -entre los años 2003 al 2013-, registraron 290 personas denunciadas o detenidas por el delito de aborto acorde a la nueva legislación penal del añp 2008 en que fue aprobado el Código Penal.

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Political and Cultural Mobilization for the Decriminalization of abortion in Mexico

  When: September 28 What time: 4pm-8pm Where: Zocalo, Mexico City, Mexico The National Campaign for the Right to Decide was created as a response to the conservative wave that began after the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in Mexico declared the constitutionality of decriminalizing abortion in the country’s capital city, in August 2008. […]

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“Lets Talk Abortion” Film Festival!

In a prelude to Sept 28; International Safe Abortion Day ASAP will be showcasing abortion related films through out the month on their social media and engaging in lively and exciting conversations around these films.

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TAKE ACTION!

September 28 is an Action Day! This day is an excellent opportunity for mobilising communities and staging rallies so that from different places in the globe our one demand is clearly heard – access to safe, legal and accessible abortion! When #IResistWePersist!

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Step into our shoes

Abortion stories as diverse as shoes, step into our stories, step into our shoes

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Click here to Download the 2016 Call for Action in English, Spanish and French! ENGLISH    ESPAÑOL    FRENCH 

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Join the global shoe-a-thin art installation

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