Livestreamed on the SRI Facebook page. Reproductive Justice and Abortion – Side Event
In collaboration with: The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW), AWID, Center for Reproductive Rights, Choice for Youth, IPPF, RFSU, Rutgers, Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition – SRJC, and the South African Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva
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Reproductive justice focuses on the right to maintain bodily autonomy, to parent and not to parent in safe and healthy environments. It does so by supporting community processes to foster the material conditions that shift underlying social determinants of health, therefore creating meaningful choices. It is critical of the impact of criminalization of sexual and reproductive decisions on the safety and health of communities. It weaves the individual into the community and the local into the global. This side event builds up on the conversation on intersectionality as politics and practice that we had during our previous side event. By engaging with the framework of reproductive justice we continue to delve into intersectionality to show how it shapes our work in the context of the upcoming International Safe Abortion Day.
Catalina Devandas (UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities), Paola Salwan Daher (Senior Global Advocacy Advisor, Center for Reproductive Rights), Urszula Grycuk (Federation for Women and Family Planning), and Anthea Taderera (Advocacy Officer, Coalition of African Lesbians).