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Unstoppable Movement: Fight for Reproductive and Sexual Rights in the Americas


Date & Time
March 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Location
Zoom

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Our webinar, titled Unstoppable Movement: Fight for reproductive and sexual rights in the Americas, will take place on March 6 at 14:00 Mexico City Time / 3 pm EST. It is sponsored by Amnesty branches across the Americas including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela, and will feature defenders from several countries. 

Speakers include: 

  • Yarí Vale, Campaign for Free, Safe and Accessible Abortions, Puerto Rico 
  • Marcela Correa, Amnesty International Brazil  
  • Jennifer Pepper, Executive Director, CHOICES: Memphis Center for Reproductive Health
  • Miranda Ruiz, Juan Domingo Perón de Tartagal hospital in Salta, Argentina  

At the end of 2023, Amnesty International released a report (which can be found in Spanish here and in English here) documenting how those defending abortion rights are under attack, including activists, advocates, educators, clinic escorts, accompaniers, doulas, and healthcare workers. These defenders are exposed to stigmatization, physical and verbal attacks, intimidation and threats, and are criminalized through unjust prosecutions, investigations and arrests. Despite hostility and lack of recognition, they continue their work, helping countless women, girls, and all people with the capacity to become pregnant, including men and non-binary people, access their right to abortion. 

This webinar will feature those defending abortion rights; we will hear about the threats they face and learn how we can support them. The event will take place on Zoom and we will provide simultaneous interpretation into Spanish, English, and Portuguese. 

We hope you will join us and spread the word amongst your networks – register today! 

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