Jovenas Rompiendo el Silencio (#Young#women breaking the silence) wish to live a life free of #violence for #women in #Guatemala and achieve autonomy and freedom of expression. The group members are young Ixil women who collaborate for a more equitable society, which recognizes the dignity of all its members regardless of any difference. They focus, in particular, on the differences of gender and sexual orientation, so that it is possible to contrast the violence that originates from the lack of respect for human rights. They were founded in 2016. The recognition of their body and sexuality, through training workshops conducted by the Ixhiles Women’s Network has been one of the group’s greatest achievements. To see young women recognising the importance of taking care of their body and reducing pregnancy at a #young age has been a significant step to realise the group’s mission.⠀
“Could they have left Jack and Laura to die?” I wrote in Some, Body, and I while I fell through the “cracks.” This poem by Claribel pulls at my heart. It’s the closest the outside world has touched the feeling I get when I imagine what our economic arrangements could have done to me, Jack, and Laura if they did live. My experience in our legal and medical system showed me that people can do/neglect horrible things when guided by poor practice, policy, and information. We’re all living the consequence of organizational configuration and we can reshape the way we’re living together to serve human well-being. #incentive#dlt#globalhealth#systemsthinking#structuralinadequacy#creation#interconnectivity#interdependence#bodilyintegrity
Women should not be forced by the government to have abortions, equally they should not be forced to give birth. From the article: "They ordered me to get an abortion. They said I couldn't have the babies because I've had two others and that a third was not allowed. I told them my husband is a Kazakh citizen and that I'm carrying a Kazakh citizen. But they insisted." https://www.npr.org/2018/11/14/667699261/one-kazakhs-woman-journey-toward-escaping-china-to-kazakhstan
It's sad that scientists are creating chimeras to try to save lives. From the article: "Every ten minutes, a person is added to the national waiting list for organ transplants. And every day, 22 people on that list die without the organ they need." I wonder about pro-life values. Who has a right to life and why? Why do they think bodily integrity should only be overruled for pregnant women? Why do they think ZEFs have more rights than living humans and pregnant women less rights than a corpse? 🤔
Prior to the amendment of muluki ain in 2002, abortion was only performed to save the women's life. The law was highly restrictive for women to exercise their rights. Many women died due to unsafe abortion and complications related to unsafe abortion compromising their right to life. In September 2002, when abortion got legalized, only then the women got some freedom of choice. #28September#ProChoice#bodilyIntegrity#SafeAbortionRights#MyChoice#LOOM#YoungFeministActivism
Thoughtful review by Eric Hope of the show @dcartscenter curated by @andjohnsun Here’s an excerpt. Yes for #personalautonomy and #bodilyintegrity because social constructs are far too dull and limiting.
We are introducing another series of 'DID YOU KNOW?' which is particularly focused on safe abortion. We will be providing correct and very useful information about safe abortion in this series. Keep following us. Cheers!!
UNSAFE ABORTION is life threatening and cause serious health impact BUT SAFE ABORTION is far more safer than child birth. #28September#ProChoice#bodilyIntegrity#SafeAbortionRights#MyChoice#LOOM
Puja Thapa, a student from IOM who was also a participant of 'GuffGaff on early/child marriage and sexuality' thinks that reproductive freedom is a fundamental right and one should be free to choose whether to have children or not. She also believes that women have right to access safe abortion service. #28September#ProChoice#bodilyIntegrity#SafeAbortionRights#MyChoice#LOOM
We are collecting pro-choice messages and thoughts from our friends and allies for the social media campaign that is starting from tomorrow. Let's unite for women's right to bodily autonomy and spread the words to normalize women's right to safe and stigma free abortion. Inbox us your thoughts/messages with your name (You may also remain anonymous), picture (optional) and organization/institution and your designation (both optional). You may also write us at Loom@loomnepal.org. You may send us the messages in any language you are comfortable with. Let's unite for pro-choice movement! #28September#ProChoice#bodilyIntegrity#AbortionRights#MyChoice
NIRH Action Fund President @AndreaMillerNIRH with #reprorights champions @drwillieparker and @amybrenneman! Thanks for an inspiring evening talking about how we can fight to protect abortion access for ALL of us, together.
Repost from @amybrenneman using @RepostRegramApp - Honored to serve on a panel with these heroes of mine, @drwillieparker and Andrea Miller of @nirhaction. Thoughtful, creative and committed conversation about ensuring abortion access and health care for all American women. #oneinfour#bodilyintegrity#stopkavanaugh
Honored to serve on a panel with these heroes of mine, @drwillieparker and Andrea Miller of @nirhaction. Thoughtful, creative and committed conversation about ensuring abortion access and health care for all American women. #oneinfour#bodilyintegrity#stopkavanaugh
So I rarely engage in ‘debate’ with pro-lifers but this Aussie child approached me respectfully enough a couple of times and asked if we could discuss various topics, this latest being #abortion . I’ve put Part 1 here (search out Part 2 next) as I think it adequately represents my thoughts. There’s had to be s lot of editing as the convo went round in circles for a while about the semantics of words that had nothing to do with anything. Explicitly, I wouldn’t have an abortion myself - I’ve been in the situation twice where I considered it but not followed through. And that’s the point isn’t it? My choices are not anyone else’s, my decision making processes are not everyone’s. I stand by my right to make my choices and I stand by every person’s right to decide what happens to their body and when to have an abortion. That also means I stand by my right to make a different choice next time. Your choice, my choice, pro choice. #feminism#intersectionalfeminism#britishfeminism#ukfeminism#prochoice#bodyautonomy#bodilyintegrity
The incident of a hugging/kissing couple getting beaten up in the Calcutta Metro Railways by a bunch of middle and old aged men doesn’t only leave me astonished and angry but makes me furious.
It makes me think over and over again when I portrayed my city ‘Calcutta’ to the world as ‘the most liberal part of India’. Calcutta’s history of liberal women/men and protests is not new to anyone, starting from the britishers who ruled us to the left government and current one everybody has seen it.
But we must not try to hide our double standards and classism in the glory of the past and Rabindranath’s legacy. We have seen the greatest tragedy of the Bengal famine in 1943 and risen up from there where nobody had anything home. This is just another phase with a bunch of scumbags, fascists trying to impose their beliefs on us.
It’s about time we break the shackles and tell the world we stand for what our values are and elevate our minds.
As they all say “A healthy mind does not speak for ill of others.” A rally was organized outside Tollygunge Metro station on 2nd May as a protest against an alleged moral policing incident inside a train compartment in Calcutta.
#bengali#women#metro#subway#protest#incident#moral#humanrights#womenrights#couple#streets#yellow#bodilyautonomy#bodilyintegrity#unwomen @oxfam_india #saree#love#live#life#white#kolkata#calcutta
Veto à Lei da Identidade de Género
Pelo comunicado do Presidente da República, entendemos que é favorável à autodeterminação das pessoas trans a partir dos 18 anos, sem a necessidade de um relatório médico. Do mesmo modo, o Presidente da República mostra-se favorável à necessidade de proteção das características sexuais de bebés e crianças intersexo. O problema reporta-se à situação de pessoas trans menores dos 18 anos. Para esses casos o Presidente considera que deve haver esse relatório.
A ILGA Portugal, aliando a sua voz às mais altas recomendações internacionais em matéria de Direitos Humanos, reforça que a autodeterminação deve ser garantida também para menores.
Importa separar a esfera clínica da legal em todos os casos e esses testemunhos e mensagens foram passados nas várias audições na Assembleia da República e com o Presidente da República, nas quais participaram pessoas trans, mães e pais de jovens trans, ativistas e especialistas nesta matéria, todas e todos a favor da autodeterminação em qualquer dos casos.
A Assembleia da República tem poderes para ultrapassar este veto e se há de facto um caminho aberto pelo próprio Presidente da República para a autodeterminação das pessoas trans, então há que avançar por esse caminho para a garantia plena dos Direitos Humanos de todas estas pessoas.