A unique campaign to dispel myths and misconceptions and create a platform to normalize conversations around the issue of abortion
By CREA Team
AbortTheStigma is a campaign launched by CREA – a New Delhi based feminist human rights organisation in partnership with Youth Ki Awaaz that aims to combat stigma and shame surrounding women’s rights and access to safe abortion services in India.
Though abortion is legal in India under a variety of conditions and is regulated by the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, awareness and access to safe and legal abortion is very limited. This limited understanding gives rise to social stigma which often prevents open and honest conversations about the issue. This negatively impacts not only women’s health but also reinforces patriarchal norms that constrain women’s autonomy, bodily integrity and expression of their sexuality. Access to safe abortion services is an important aspect of comprehensive reproductive justice platform to achieve social justice and equality. This campaign aims to dispel myths and misconceptions and create a platform to normalize conversations around the issue of abortion.
The three month long campaign will culminate on 28th September, 2015, coinciding with the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. We invite you to participate in our campaign throughout, and encourage you to speak out about the need for abortion among your friends, family, and community members in order to finally #AbortTheStigma.
For more information please visit the campaign page.