September 28 marks the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, an international movement that aims to promote universal access to safe, legal abortion as a health and human rights issue. To mark the occasion, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights is proud to launch our 2017 International Safe Abortion Day Watchdog!
This year, we join the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights’ Global Campaign, “Resist and Persist” because we believe that these actions are crucial in standing up against the rollback on abortion and reproductive rights. When we resist as a collective, we persist as a worldwide intersectional movement.
The Watchdog is authored, edited, and designed entirely by young people. In it, you will find photographs, essays, research, infographics, artwork, and poetry from all around the world, including: Pakistan, the Philippines, Venezuela, Ecuador, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Colombia, Turkey, Canada, Egypt, and Chile.
We hope you enjoy and learn from this edition of the Watchdog and we especially hope you will feel moved to act and speak up for the rights of young people in honor of International Safe Abortion Day – and every day. By sharing, liking, and discussing this Watchdog, you can help us challenge abortion stigma, and resist and persist against attacks on our reproductive rights. Thank you for reading!