2017 Archives

IPAS: Roots of Change: A step-by-step advocacy guide for expanding access to safe abortion

This Guide launched by IPAS,  is intended for advocates interested in supporting expanded access to safe abortion care in their countries. It will help you and your colleagues develop a strategy that considers the unique considerations for abortion-related advocacy. It is intended that you will work through the guide with a small group of stakeholders […]

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RFSU launched a digital campaign on abortion rights

RFSU (The Swedish association for Sexuality Education) launched a digital campaign on abortion rights. The aim was to show how abortion rights is closely interlinked to development and the possibility to decide over one’s own body, future and health. We asked well known influencers (persons on social medias with a big following), organisations and politicians […]

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Abortion in Croatia – the protest

*As shared by local partner Udruga PaRiter We refuse to engage with the right-wing organizations on the discussion “when does life begin”. Because of that, this Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion we will mark it with a complete change in the strategy. On Thursday, 28th of September at 18 hours, […]

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WGNRR & IPAS GLOBAL Launch “Resist & Persist: A Short Booklet on Global Abortion Advocacy Achievements”

WGNRR & IPAS GLOBAL worked with partners from the different regions and volunteer illustrators in the creation and design of comic strips that ultimately formed a Booklet. The goal of this project is to provide an accessible, user-friendly tool for individuals, activists and allies to: Learn about the diverse ways and strategies that groups, organizations […]

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Youth Champions Advocacy Nepal (YOUTHCAN): Photo Campaign

The Youth Champions Advocacy Nepal (YOUTHCAN) celebrate September 28 – International Safe Abortion Day with an aim to campaign a movement to promote universal access to safe, legal abortion as a women’s health and human rights issue. #IResistWePersist #September 28 Check out the photo campaign by clicking on the images:

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Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights launches 2017 International Safe Abortion Day Watchdog!

To mark September 28, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights is proud to launch their 2017 International Safe Abortion Day Watchdog! This year, the YCSRR joins the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights’ Global Campaign, “Resist and Persist” because they believe that […]

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Safe abortions for all women who need them – not just the rich, say UN experts

United Nations human rights experts has called on States across the world to repeal laws that criminalize and unduly restrict abortion and policies based on outdated stereotypes, to release all women in prison on abortion charges and to counter all stigma against abortion. The experts also called for 28 September to become an official UN […]

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Hidden Pockets Podcast: Law on Safe abortion, Government Hospitals

Young people from South Asia and South East Asia talking about Safe abortion, Single woman accessing Hospitals and about Government hospitals in general. Listen to the conditions prevailing in South Asian as well south-east Asian countries with respect to sexual and reproductive health. Know about how young women use the facilities in the hospitals, why […]

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Reproductive Health Right Working Group of Nepal held a candle lighting rally

Reproductive Health Right Working Group of Nepal, a network of organizations working on SRHR in Nepal led by Family Health Division including CRR, Marie Stopes Nepal, Ipas, PSI, Youth CAN, Beyond Beijing Committee, CREHPA, among others, held a Candle Lighting Event to mark Third National Safe Abortion Day in Nepal. The candles are lightened as a […]

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#IresistWePersist: Advocating and Reducing Stigma in restrictive settings; Philippines

Click on image to download and share via Social Media. Illustrations by: Valentino Roman Learn more about PINSAN here.

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#IresistWePersist: Resisting and Persisting by setting up Funds for Abortion Access in Mexico

Click on image to download and share via Social Media. Illustrations by: Deanna Zandt Learn more about Fondo MARIA here.

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Kibera Young Women’s Network: Kenya

The Kibera Young Women’s Network will host a talking circle with young women in Kibera and will have sensitization activities on safe abortion. Sharing real stories on abortion and the impact of unsafe abortion then identify the referral centres for safe abortion and partner with them. Kibera is one of the areas in Kenya with […]

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Sign the online petition in support of the proposed amendments on abortion law in Sri Lanka

Abortion is criminalized in Sri Lanka with one exception; to save the life of the woman. Several attempts have been made in the past to, if not decriminalize abortion, then to at least relax the law to include more exceptions. However, these attempts have been thwarted due to a lack of political will and the […]

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Bailongo por el Aborto Seguro: Mexicali BC, Mexico

Sumate al #TacoOrBeerChallenge ven a divertirte al bailongo seguro , escuchando a las Dj´s : Goya, Irlanda, Martha Lorraine, Gaby Heinecke, La Mammy Yankee y apoya a que sigamos apoyando el acceso al aborto seguro en México Recuerda que tendremos un #cochinito para que dones a la causa #CooperacionVoluntaria Cuándo: Jueves 28 9pm Dónde: Bar […]

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Make some noise for Abortion Access: Washington DC

September 28 is International Safe Abortion Day! Join Population Connection Action Fund to make some noise in support of Abortion Access and to protest harmful Trump policies that restrict abortion access in the U.S. & around the world. Here’s how you can help: -Join us at the White House at 12:45 -Wear black -Bring pots, […]

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¡Qué #AbortoLegal sea #UnGritoGlobal!

28 de septiembre, día de lucha mundial por la despenalización y legalización del derecho al aborto ¡Qué #AbortoLegal sea #UnGritoGlobal!  La Campaña 28 de Septiembre para América Latina y el Caribe, desde su coordinación en la Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal, Seguro y Gratuito (Argentina), convoca a todas sus activistas, redes y organizaciones a unirse […]

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Romania: “SEXed Talk, Invitation to Debate”

WHAT: Debate on the hot issue of teen mothers, sexuality education – or lack thereof – in schools & other related topics, as part of the “SEXed Talk” campaign. WHY: #Romania ranks first in the EU in number of pregnant teens aged 15 -19*, 1 in 10 births and 1 in 10 abortions are registered […]

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Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change

Check out this great resource to learn more about Reproductive Justice and strengthen your abortion advocacy efforts! DOWNLOAD HERE  

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Decriminalize and Allow Abortion in Certain Cases, Philippines Told by Advocates at the UN

(Geneva) – The Philippines should allow abortion in certain cases, said a spokesperson of the Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network (Pinsan) at the UN. Ana Maria “Princess” Nemenzo, who also spoke on behalf of the Center for Reproductive Rights, Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), and PINSAN, and is currently the national coordinator of […]

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#IresistWePersist She Decides: A Global Movement for Bodily Autonomy

Click on image to download and share via Social Media. Illustrations by: Amy Everson Learn more about She Decides here.

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#IresistWePersist Mobilizing at a National Level in Poland

Click on image to download and share via Social Media. Illustrations by: Jamie McLendon Learn more about Astra Network here.

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#IresistWePersist: Resisting challenges to abortion access; mapping service clinics in India

Click on image to download and share via Social Media. Illustrations by: Kristin Swanson Learn more about Hidden Pockets here.

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#IresistWePersist: Movement Building in South Africa; resisting via artivism

Click on image to download and share via Social Media. Illustrations by: Niall Boyd Learn more about the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition’s work here.

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WGNRR & Ipas Global release Comic-Strip series of Global Abortion Advocacy Achievements

WGNRR & Ipas worked with partners from different regions and volunteer illustrators in the creation and design of #IresistWePersist comic strips! The goal is to provide an accessible, user-friendly tool for individuals, activists and allies to: a) Learn about the diverse ways and strategies that groups, organizations and individuals have been using around the world […]

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The Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network (PINSAN) and WGNRR will hold an afternoon of conversation with women and human rights groups, health providers, educators, and youth entitled Defying Odds: Addressing Challenges on Post-Abortion Care on September 28 (1-4 pm) in Quezon City. The event is intended to discuss current situation on abortion, specifically how unsafe abortion practices impact women’s health and […]

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Sept28 Events in Indonesia

Samsara Indonesia is launching events in Jogjakarta in support of Sept28 Global Day of Action. Please find below list of activities: Flashmob (September 24, Sunday) Flashmob at an open public space where locals in Jogjakarta gather for Sunday exercises. Samsara staff will be wearing symbolic t-shirts dancing to the tune of Better When I Am Dancing and […]

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ASAP Online Film Festival September 2017

Great news! ASAP’s Online Film Festival is back! ASAP will be sharing different online films about the realities women face in different countries in Asia related to abortion rights. There will also be films about the resistance, the movement and the work of ASAP Youth Champions in advancing women and girls human rights. Follow their […]

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Support the proposed amendment to the abortion law in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka there is a process currently underway in cabinet to present the amendment to the abortion law that will allow abortions in two instances: 1. When the mother carries a foetus with Lethal Congenital Malformation. 2. When a woman becomes pregnant as a result of rape. We urge the government to bring this […]

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Festival of Choice 2017

A celebration of feminist solidarity and prochoice activism across the world The 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 feminist solidarity and activism and […]

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Petition calling for access to abortion – Mobilisations throughout Europe around September 28

In solidarity with all European women, after the exemplary struggle of Spanish women in 2014 and Polish women in 2016, we demand that women’s rights, the right to control their own bodies, the right to abortion and to health are respected in all European countries and recognized as fundamental rights for equality in Europe.

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Abortion battle in Poland continues

Poland remains to be at forefront of battle over women’s rights and women’s right to a safe and legal abortion.

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HRC36 Joint NGO statement on September 28

In support of the September 28 Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, Sexual Rights Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights and Ipas have developed a joint statement on abortion rights for delivery at the upcoming 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The session runs from Sept. 11-29, and […]

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GIWYN and NaCSAA #Sept28 Activities in Nigeria

GIWYN and NaCSAA (now “National Coalition for Reproductive Justice”(NCRJ) ) will engage in the following activities for this years campaign: 1.Adapt and localize the resistance poster for distribution locally 2. Organize a community resistance event in Lagos to host discussion to talk about rollbacks such as the Global Gag Rule, and their impact on local […]

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First time for partners in Liberia to participate in #Sept28 Campaign!

In Liberia, Youth Bridge Inc. will officially launch its pilot project: “Pregnancy by Choice Not by Chance” campaign. The project will include a once a week Radio Talk show that will engage, inform and empower young women, especially young girls who have experienced sexual abuse. The project will raise awareness on the lack of legal […]

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