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
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.
What cha dooooin’ in May?! Oh right, coming along to thisssss ace pub quiz all in the name of #Repeal , hosted by @amnestyuk Amnesty Women & Non-Binary. .
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📆 Another date for your diaries ❤️ Amnesty Women and Non-Binary @amnestyuk are putting on a #pubquiz#fundraiser for the #repealthe8th campaign. ••• Since 1983 the #8thamendment of the #Irish constitution has given unborn foetuses and women equal rights: more or less banning #abortion entirely. This leaves people who require abortions forced to flee to the UK (expensive and traumatic) or take illegal abortion pills sourced online. The amendment is a travesty; violating #womensrights to #bodilyintegrity and #selfdetermination and we must do all we can to ensure it’s repealed.•••
The most important lessons we can teach our kids: bodily integrity & consent. So many conversations mid-play with my kids “are you listening to her?” “It’s her body, she decides” “he’s telling you to stop!” Affirming that their hair is their own: I have my bias for and against styles & colours but if I control what they do with their hair I’m setting them up to feel it normal for someone else to call the shots with their bodies. Piercings. Clothing. Even hair brushing is negotiated...my desire for tidy hair does not trump their right to say “stop!”. #feministparenting#consent#no#bodilyintegrity#rapeculture#feminism
In July 2016, #FearlesslyFRIDA embarked on its second chapter of exploring coloring outside the lines of the body. This journey began in South Africa with Fearless Collective collaborating with two local organizations, @1in9_campaign, formed as a response to the Zuma trial, and @insta_holaa Both organizations work to document and showcase the lives of women and their stories, supporting women through the process of reporting sexual crimes and moving through justice systems. Through intimate workshops and rituals, together they explored dual ideas of “pure” and “impure” unpacking what it means when it is sued in the context of a body, especially a woman's body. Seen in the images are also people from the FRIDA team--staff member @boikanyo__ and former staff member Jessica, participating in the workshop. Unfortunately, in October same year, Khwezi , whose struggle was a major inspiration behind the mural, passed away on October 8, 2016. Before her passing, Fezeka had been a symbol to all women fighting for justice of sexual assault victims as is evident with the rallying call ‘My Kanga is not an invitation’ which formed a core part of this project. The mural stands strong in Johannesburg reminding us to not feel shameful about what we wear, how we look and the body we own. "I wear my body without shame." To read the detailed story of this chapter, head to: www.youngfeministfund.org/fearlessly-frida Special thanks to the lensman @fabricebourgelle
The right to reclaim the night and not be ashamed of our bodies is ours alone. Fearless Collective Residency seeks to build more fearless spaces in South Asia. Support the right to be fearless. Anywhere. Anytime. Make a contribution by clicking on the link of this bio 👉
From June 28, 2017
So I got the baby girl's dimple pierced!! 😲😲😍😍💗💗 It looks so cute, right?!! I just know she's gonna love it!! She'll thank me when she's older lol If she decides she doesn't like it, she can just take it out, no big deal 😂😂
I'm the parent, she is MY CHILD, I will do whatever I want!! I make all of her decisions until she's 18, I made her, I own her!! I don't need anyone's permission, I think it's better, cuter, & I prefer her to have her dimple pierced. Its NOT abuse!! If it was, it would be illegal, but it's not. People pierce their babies everyday, this is no different 😂😂 MY BABY, MY CHOICE!! PARENT'S CHOICE, PARENT'S RIGHTS!! Don't judge my parenting, we all raise our kids differently, it's none of your business anyway!! #bodilyintegrity#mybodymychoice#humanrights#childrensrights#intactivism#intactgeneration#sarcasm