The Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion has been celebrated annually on 28 September since 1990. In 2015 the campaign generated 121 activities in over 30 countries in North America (15), Latin America and the Caribbean (25), Europe (20), Africa (30) and Asia & the Pacific (31). The campaign also mobilized over two million people online!
This year, the YCSRR published a Watchdog on the theme of “Erasure and Silencing in the Abortion Rights Discourse”. The Watchdog aims to provide a platform for people and organizations that have been excluded from or otherwise not had the opportunity to contribute to the abortion rights discourse. This includes marginalized and minority groups, such as youth and adolescents, people living with disabilities, economically marginalized people, those who live in rural or remote locations, indigenous peoples, sex workers, refugees, undocumented migrants and trans, gender non-conforming and queer people, who face multiple challenges in accessing abortion services and realizing their rights.
The YCSRR called on all young people to submit original artwork (posters, infographics, pictures, postcards, videos, etc.) and original writing (articles, stories, poetry) for this year’s theme.
Below is Feminism in India‘s submission designed by our Creative Head Shreyasi Bose.