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Tuesday, 24. May 2022 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Save in my calendar

Online discussion series

(Re)framing Abortion

part of online discussion series (Re)framing Reproduction

Abortion is one of the most common gynaecological interventions used to terminate an unintended pregnancy. Restricting access to this health service does not reduce the number of abortions, it just makes them unsafe. On all continents there are countries where laws and stigmas make it difficult or even impossible for pregnant individuals to exercise reproductive autonomy and access safe abortion care. While the anti-choice movement is on the rise everywhere, leading to restrictive laws like those in Poland and Texas, we see sparks of hope in the successful feminist campaigns for the legalisation of abortion in Colombia, Argentina and South Korea.

In the third episode of our online discussion series on (Re)framing Reproduction we talk to activists and politicians from countries with (formerly) restrictive abortion laws on how they have been organising resistance and change.



  • Sandra Mazo, Causa Justa, Colombia
  • Adriana Lamackova, Center for Reproductive Rights, Switzerland
  • Karolina Więckiewicz, Abortion Dream Team, Poland

Moderator: Sham Jaff, a journalist and political scientist in Berlin. She writes the weekly newsletter 'what happened last week' on underreported news from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Jaff is also the host of several podcasts such as '190220 – Ein Jahr nach Hanau', a Spotify Original podcast that was awarded the Grimme Online Award in 2021.

Part of the series
(Re)framing Reproduction
Further dates of series
Tuesday, 07. June 2022
Tuesday, 21. June 2022
Tuesday, 05. July 2022
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