Thursday 25th September Solidarity Event: Panel Discussion on the Impact of Banning Abortion

Festival of Choice 2014
Panel Discussion: The Impact of Banning Abortion

6.30pm -9.30pm – Amnesty International Secretariat – 1 Easton Street, London WC1X 0DW

In solidarity with the International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion – 28th September – and in collaboration with the Festival of Choice, Amnesty International, Central American Women’s Network, and Reproductive Health Matters invite you to a discussion on the impact of the total ban on abortion on women and girls in El Salvador and the status of access to abortion globally.

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PROGRAMME

Part I: Context: EL SALVADOR
6.30 – 6.40 Chair: Thomas Schultz-Jagow, Senior Director, Amnesty International
6.40 – 6.55 AI – Guadalupe Marengo, Deputy Programme Director, Americas
6.55 – 7.20 ‘Life at any price’ screening
7.20 – 7.35 Vicky Knox, Co-Director, Cental American Women’s Network
7.35 – 8.00 Q&A

Part II: Context: EUROPE and the USA
08.15 – 08.30 Marge Berer , Editor Reproductive Health Matters
08.30 – 08.45 Cindy Cooper, Playwright and human rights activist
08.45 – 09.00 Q&A

09.00 – 09.30 Drinks reception and networking

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SPEAKERS:

  • Chair: Thomas Schultz-Jagow, Senior Director,  Amnesty International
  • Guadalupe Marengo, Deputy Programme Director, Americas, Amnesty International, will speak on Amnesty International’s new report: the impact of the total ban on abortion on women and girls in El Salvador.
  • Vicky Knox, Co-Director, Cental American Women’s Network (CAWN), will speak on campaigns supported by CAWN focussing on the Citizen Group for the Decriminalization of Therapeutic, Ethical, and Eugenic Abortion campaign ‘We are all the 17.
  • Marge Berer Editor, Reproductive Health Matters, will provide an international perspective on access to abortion, with a focus on Ireland, Spain and UK.
  • Cindy Cooper, Playwright, Journalist and  activist, words of Choice will speak on the USA perspective on access to abortion.

Eventbrite-click-to-bookTo attent this wonderful evening full of discussion please register for free on evenbrite to secure a place.

Having trouble registering or any queries, please contact Roos Saalbrink on rose@cawn.org

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