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‘Our bodies our fight. Uniting movements for HIV/AIDS and safe abortion care’

July 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Safe Abortion care

On 21 July, 2018, on the sidelines of AIDS 2018, a global partnership of safe abortion, HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) organizations will host Our bodies, Our fight: Uniting the movements for HIV/AIDS and safe abortion care. This half-day event will bring together more than 200 prominent global advocates and decision-makers across the HIV and safe abortion spaces to discuss shared strategies and strengthen joint advocacy to address barriers to rights-based health care – with a focus on the champion countries of Brazil, India and South Africa. Together, participants will chart a path forward for collective advocacy to promote global policies and programs that uphold dignity and bodily integrity.



Confirmed speakers

  • Jorge Beloqui, Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Alvaro Bermejo, Director General, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), UK
  • Anubha Bhonsle, JournalistInternational Center For Journalists (ICFJ) Knight Fellow, India
  • Sally Cameron, Senior Policy Analyst, HIV Justice Network, Australia
  • Suchitra Dalvie, Coordinator, Asia Safe Abortion Partnership, India
  • Anna Devereux, Youth Advocate, CHOICE for Youth, Ireland
  • Barkha Dutt, Senior Journalist, India
  • Rebecca Gomperts, Founder and Director, Women on Waves, Women on Web, Netherlands
  • Lambert Grijns, Dutch Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights & HIV/AIDS, Netherlands
  • Stephen Lewis, Co-Founder and Co-Director, AIDS-Free World, Canada
  • Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director, Amnesty International, South Africa
  • Alessandra Nilo, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Gestos, Brazil
  • Asia Russell, Executive Director, Health GAP, USA
  • Melodi Tamarzians, Youth Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Netherlands

More speakers to come.


Building Bridges to Break Social Barriers to Care
Speakers will discuss how collective action by the HIV and safe abortion movements can strengthen efforts to combat stigma and discrimination and promote equitable access to care.

Sparking Action for Access to Medicines and Commodities
Speakers will discuss the groundbreaking tactics advocates can use to increase access to critical medicines and commodities in their countries and around the world.

Harnessing the Power of the Media to Spur Change
Speakers will discuss how advocates can harness the power of the media to break down remaining barriers to safe abortion and HIV care.

Storytelling and Film

Check back for future updates.


 Here is the link to the event website and a separate registration link.


July 21, 2018
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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De Rode Hoed
Amsterdam, 1015 CV Netherlands
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