The Festival of Choice is back.

The Festival of Choice is back to support the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. This year, feminist and human rights organisations and collectives are joining efforts to organise the fifth edition of the Festival of Choice in London.

Please join us in this year’s celebrations, debates and activism in defense of reproductive rights!

From panel discussions to screenings, a booklet launch, reading groups and even a fanzine making workshop, the next month comes packed with activities to reclaim our bodily autonomy and join the pledge for reproductive justice for all. Have a look at our provisional programme below!*

We’re looking for volunteers! If you’d like to take part in the main event, please drop us a line through Facebook or email.

We’re also looking for video contributions from reproductive justice campaigns from around the world! Feel free to contact if you have anything to share, and head over here to check the video requirements.

Friday 28th September

7pm at HousmanBookshop, 5 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9DY
Launch of guide on abortion and its criminalization in Latin America by Margarita Rebolledo + Ni Una Menos UK followed by Q+A and open discussion.
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We advise you that due to planned strike action you plan an alternative route that does not include the Picadilly line.

Sunday 7th October

Festival of Choice at Human Rights Action Centre Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
Click here for more details about the event

The programme will include:

Panel discussions

  • Project European Abortion Access: Presentation and discussion about women travelling for abortions in Europe and barriers in their own countries.
  • Steps forward: from Repealing the 8th to now is time for Northern IrelandRoundtable about the situation of campaigns in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland with speakers from Amnesty International and LIARC.
  • Waves of Change: global look on the legal battles of 3 of the most prominent and current pro-choice campaigns: the cases of Poland, Argentina and Ireland with Dziewuchy London, LIARC and Ni Una Menos UK.

Workshops and talks

  • Launch of Worldwide Women’s Reproductive Rights Reading Group

Exhibitions and screenings

  • Screeing of Italian documentary “Lunadigas”: screening and Q&A about women who decide not to have children.

*This is a provisional programme and events scheduled for the 7th of October are subject to change.

Saturday 13th October

1.30-5pm Common House, Unit E, 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9QG
Abortion Stories: Workshop on experiences of abortion and fanzine creation:

A community building workshop inviting people who have experienced abortion to share their experiences in an intimate small group. This will then manifest into a activities of drawing, painting, collaging or writing and the final outcomes will be made into a DIY hand-bound fanzine.