September 28 is just around the corner! Together with members and partners, the WGNRR team has been busy getting ready for this year’s campaign activities, for which we have been receiving incredible support and commitment.
As many of us know all too well, we have been witnessing a number of alarming rollbacks regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), not least of which is the reinstatement and expansion of the Global Gag Rule. These rollbacks, on top of already existing restrictions, pose very real threats to our communities, endangering the health and lives and violating the human rights of millions of individuals worldwide.
But while the current geopolitical context is often discouraging, the landscape for ensuring SRHR, particularly access to abortion, has never been easy – there have always been challenges. And while there have always been threats to fully realizing SRHR, there have also been and continue to be amazing and powerful forms of collective resistance, fuelled by brave individuals and local organisations opposing injustices in a myriad of ways.
Our aim this year is to thus highlight, promote, and support the many different ways activists are currently individually and collectively challenging the status quo and resisting in diverse contexts, thereby inspiring activists, allies and collectives to continue their important abortion advocacy.As such, we are excited and hopeful that together–with your help–this year’s September 28 will be one of the strongest days of action yet! More details to come soon – watch this space!