How This Campaign Works

September 28 (formerly known as Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion) now International Safe Abortion Day forms part of the campaign activities undertaken by partners and allies that aims to build an international movement to promote universal access to safe, legal abortion as a women’s health and human rights issue.

The Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) engages in September 28 annual campaigning activities, conducted by Campaign and WGNRR members, as well as allies around the world.

September 28 has been a regional campaign for decriminalisation of abortion in Latin America and Caribbean for nearly twenty years before being taken on by SRHR activists all over the world as a Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion in 2011.

In 2018 the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights, the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion, Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal y Gratuito, ASAP and ARROW, joined forces and created the “28 September Working Group” to coordinate campaign activities and launch a cohesive name and hashtag.