Posted by Nicole Moran on October 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm
On Tuesday 8 October 2019 SRHM held a webinar titled “Gender Justice Perspectives of Criminal Abortion Laws: Exploring the Connections to Universal Health Coverage” to discuss the gender injustice perspectives of criminal abortion laws, the importance of using public health evidence in challenging criminalization of abortion, and exploring ways to connect these important discourses to the universal health coverage (UHC) agenda
They welcomed the authors of two important papers published by SRHM most recently in this discussion: The gender injustice of abortion laws authored by Joanna Erdman, and Criminalization under scrutiny: how constitutional courts are changing their narrative by using public health evidence in abortion cases by Verónica Undurraga. They also invited Veloshnee Govender to help them contextualize these important discourses within the UHC effort on sexual and reproductive health, and invited the authors to explore the connections between their respective discourses on challenging criminalization of abortion and making safe abortion available, accessible and affordable within the scope of UHC.
To watch the webinar now, please click here