Take a stand for freedom of choice! – ‘March for Life’ organized by Choice

Posted by Kimberley Meijers on December 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Time: 13:00 – 15.00
Location: Koekamp, The Hague

Safe abortion is (legally) accessible in The Netherlands but in in many places it is not, or this right is under attack. The Netherlands has known generations of feminist, pro-choice activists, like the Dolle Mina’s, whom have ensured that people have been able to decide over their bodies for some decades now.

Unfortunately, we see a rise of conservative movements trying to curtail this reproductive freedom. Think of Poland (#czarnyprotest), the US, but also this ‘Mars voor het Leven’ taking place in The Hague on Human Rights Day.

Through this manifestation we’d like to celebrate and reflect on the right to freedom of choice we have and make a stand against the rise of these conservative movements.

Make the CHOICE to raise your voice and join us!

13.00 – 13.30 Arrival
13.30 Welcome by CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality
13.45 Rutgers on abortion in The Netherlands
14.00 Story of personal experience
14.15 Spoken word artist Donya Batta
14.30 #mannequinchallenge (taking a stand, literally!)
14.45 Closing remarks

There are some signs available for participants to use. If you bring some yourself, please make sure they’re not held up by wooden sticks (requested by the police).