Issue Abortion Rights

Member Blog: The need for safe spaces for advocates

11 Oct - Blog post by Isabel Pérez Witzke, Youth Coalition Member  from Venezuela and abortion advocacy training facilitator. Facilitating a Safe Abortion Advocacy Training of Trainers workshop reinforced in me the importance of safe spaces for advocates. At the training we recently delivered in the Dominican Republic, the space we created was not only productive to develop...

Advocate Blog: The importance of learning free from stigma

- This blog post was written by Karina, a youth advocate from the Dominican Republic. Karina took part in Youth Coalition’s Abortion Advocacy Training in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, co-hosted by Profamilia Dominican Republic, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and IPPF-Western Hemisphere. Relieved. That’s how I felt during the Safe Abortion Advocacy Training of Trainers....

Abort Patriarchy, Splavimo Patriarhat

21 Sep - This blog post was written by Youth Coalition member Evdokia Romanova to mark the upcoming Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion on September 28. Evdokia is a Russian sexual and reproductive health and rights youth advocate, sociologist, and artivist who believes in the power of peaceful approaches to provoke positive...

Preventing Teen Pregnancy with Sex Education in Chile

07 Oct - This article was originally published by International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region. It is the second piece in a two-part series about abortion in Chile. You can read the first article, Abortion in Chile: An Overview, here.  Despite making a commitment in 2008 to boost comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in schools Chile’s Ministries of Health and...

May 28: Call to Action

08 May - Join women’s rights activists around the world in the re-launch of May 28th International Day of Action for Women’s Health, by calling on governments and the international community to ensure a holistic, inclusive, and human rights-based approach to women and girls’ health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. In 1987, women’s rights activists declared May 28 as...

Re-launch of May 28 Campaign

- This May 2014, in commemoration of 30 years of struggle and activism reflected in the victories of the women’s rights movement in the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, 1994) and in the IV World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995), women’s rights defenders and activists worldwide are re-launching May 28, the International Day of...

The YCSRR announces 5 key recommendations for themes to be addressed throughout ICPD Review Process

01 Oct - Today, former Presidents Tarja Halonen (Finland) and Joaquim Chissano (Mozambique) announced the launch of the High Level task Force for ICPD. Halonen & Chissano will chair the High Level Task Force which will aim to “to galvanize political will and social mobilization for sexual and reproductive health and rights.” The High Level Task Force for...