Friday, December 3, 2010

Join the WGNRR Campaign to Recognise Reproductive Rights & Organise for Reproductive Justice

Join the WGNRR Campaign to Recognise Reproductive Rights &Organise for Reproductive Justice... With the Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Violence being marked around the world, and the efforts of women human rights defenders being commemorated internationally,the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights invites you to join us in our new multi-year campaign: "Recognise Reproductive Rights, Organise for Reproductive Justice!", launched in collaboration with the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition Regionalised information about this campaign is posted online: or campaigns

In the year ahead, WGNRR's campaign work will particularly address two specific demands related to the recognition and defense of sexual and reproductive rights as indivisible human rights: 1. Access to Safe, Legal, Affordable Abortion, free of stigmatisation and criminalisation  2. An end to forced sterilisation and coercive abortion programmes, such as those targeted at marginalised populations.  Mobilise for Reproductive Justice Around the World - within communities and across borders! Take action on:  4 February - African Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Day 8 March - International Women's Day  28 May - International Day of Action for Women's Health  4 September - World Sexual Health Day  26 September - World Day for Universal Access to Contraceptives 28 September -Day of Action to Decriminalise Abortion in Latin America  and the Caribbean  29 November - Women's Human Rights Defenders Day  30 November - South Asian Women's Day for Human Rights
Actions You Can Take Include   * Organising public forums, meetings and actions to raise the profile  of your local demands for reproductive justice.   * Documenting violations of sexual and reproductive rights, and  sharing experiences about personal, family and community struggles for reproductive justice.  * Joining the WGNRR 2011 RJMob (Reproductive Justice Mobilisation)  Creative Campaign Challenge! Interested in receiving regular updates about the progress of the  campaign? Email: WGNRR's website is being updated with new campaign resources. If you  are able to translate any of the material into your local language, we  would welcome your contribution. Please email: Tanya Roberts-Davis, Campaigns Officer Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) Red Mundial de Mujeres por los Derechos Reproductivos R?seau Mondial de Femmes por les Droits Reproductifs 13 Dao Street, Project 3 Barangay Quirino 3-A Quezon City, 1102 Philippines T: + 63 (2) 913 6708 F: + 63 (2) 911 8293 <
source: 16days_discussions

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Violence against women is a worldwide yet still hidden problem. Freedom from the threat of harassment, battering, and sexual assault is a concept that most of us have a hard time imagining because violence is such a deep part of our cultures and lives.