Show your support for the September 28 Global Campaign for the Decriminalisation of Abortion! – European Women’s Lobby

[Brussels, 13 October 2011] 28 September marked the launch of the multi-annual International Day of Action for September 28: Global Campaign for the Decriminalisation of Abortion. September 28th, known as the Latin American and Caribbean Day of Action for the Decriminalisation Abortion, continues to be a day of vibrant activism in the region with women’s organisations and their allies coming together to demand access to safe, legal, and affordable abortion free of stigmatisation and criminalisation. Show your solidarity and support with local, national, regional, and international struggles for reproductive justice.

The campaign was formed at the Fifth Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Meeting held in Argentina in 1990. September 28th was chosen for the campaign as it was the day that slavery became illegal in Brazil, with many refering to it as the day of the “free womb.” Although abortion is permitted under a limited set of restrictions by most countries in the region, such as in cases of rape and incest, millions of women continue to undergo unsafe, illegal abortions with great risk to their lives. READ MORE