28 September – International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion!!
This day of action is co-ordinated by the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion, theLatin American and Caribbean Campaña 28 de Septiembre, and the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights. We call for action in every country in support of women’s right to safe abortion as a public health and human rights issue.
In every world region, in as many as 50 countries, abortion rights groups, women’s health and rights and human rights groups and other NGOs, as well as national coalitions, regional networks and international organisations who support safe abortion have responded to this call.
This global map gives a snapshot of all the activities taking place and will continue to be updated.
Reports from around the world of these activities can be found at: http://safe-abortion-womens-right.tumblr.com/archive
These activities include: public meetings, press conferences, demonstrations, debates, information days, solidarity campaigns, parliamentary lobbying, street theatre, flash mobs, discussion groups, tweetathons, blogs, reports, book launches, radio and TV programmes, films, videos, festivals, values clarification workshops, creating artwork and selling bags/shirts/hats with slogans on them, distributing informative newsletters and leaflets, and holding local and community-based awareness-raising activities.
The International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion was launched in April 2012. It has been endorsed by more than 620 groups and individuals all over the world in just a few months. We believe in and advocate for safe and legal abortion as a woman’s human right. Women must be able to take decisions about their own bodies and health care free from coercion: this includes the decision to carry a pregnancy to term or seek an abortion. No woman should be obliged to continue an unwanted pregnancy.
- Women’s human rights should be respected, protected and fulfilled.
- No woman’s health or life should be placed at risk because safe abortion services are not available to her.
- Abortion should not be restricted, prohibited or criminalised.
Read the full statement from the Campaign for 28 September.
Join us on Twitter: @Safeabortion1
We invite everyone who supports women’s right to safe abortion to join the Campaign: firstname.lastname@example.org