Join the conversation, which as always, is grounded in the values of mutual learning and community care. Jasmine Lovely George (Hidden Pockets, India) and Rose Wakikona (CEHURD, Uganda) are inroads members who have been boldly busting abortion stigma through their work of legal support and research around the abortion law, particularly for young people. Tune in to listen to their experiences, questions, and dreams and for a stigma-free world!
Jasmine is a Lawyer, a TEDx speaker, is also founder of Hidden Pockets Collective, a non profit organization for sexual and reproductive services for young people in India. She is an award -winning researcher who has been part of movement building nationally and transnationally. Post covid, she has interest in conversations around alternative ways to talk about gender, technology and justice.
Rose is a lawyer with experience working in public interest litigation and Human Rights in and out of the courtroom. She specializes in SRHR and works to ensure that only progressive laws and policies on SRHR are passed and implemented in Uganda. She currently works with the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) as a Senior Program Officer in the Strategic Litigation program.She is also a part of the Legal Support Network which is a dedicated group of lawyers providing legal support to health workers providing safe abortion services in Uganda. She loves to read, talk and engage in somewhat polite debate.
Contexts of cultural hegemonies:
We need to think beyond laws— laws are too technical and are meant to make people feel like they do not understand.
There are personal struggles in doing this work, however we have to reflect on our individual stigmas and unlearn them.We have to build our strength to continue to do this work without shame or stigma, and it’s a process.