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Supporting a culture of self-help at the community level: Serena Morena

This month’s story series is about inroads members who accompany people’s abortions across the world. While there is a growing need for self-managed abortions to bust stigma that exists in different legal contexts or medical establishments, there is also a need to understand what building a community of companionship for abortions looks like. The members […]

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Supporting a culture of self-help at the community level: Las Comadres

“Individuals do not exist in isolation from communities. Supporting a culture of self-help at the community level emphasizes this connections and builds collective power, while simultaneously giving individuals immediate relief and support. When people are supported and empowered in their choices and are linked to support in their own communities, the stigma and silence surrounding […]

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Supporting a culture of self-help at the community level: The Abortion Dream Team

This month’s story series is about inroads members accompanying people’s abortions across the world. While there is a growing need for self-managed abortions to bust stigma that exists in different legal contexts or medical establishments, there is also a need to understand what building a community of companionship for abortions looks like. The members who […]

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Supporting a culture of self-help at the community level: the Knoxville Abortion Doula Collective

“Individuals do not exist in isolation from communities. Supporting a culture of self-help at the community level emphasizes this connections and builds collective power, while simultaneously giving individuals immediate relief and support. When people are supported and empowered in their choices and are linked to support in their own communities, the stigma and silence surrounding […]

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Addressing stigma while moving a national campaign: Spotlight on Malawi

In the weeks before, during and after May 28, the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, we are sharing from national campaigns, movements and coalitions for abortion rights from across the world, through the perspectives of inroads members who participate in and lead these movements. All of these inroads members are constantly working on […]

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Addressing stigma while moving a national campaign: Spotlight on Ireland

In the weeks before, during and after May 28, the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, we are sharing a series about how national abortion campaigns from across the world are tackling stigma. From these interviews with inroads members who participate in and lead these movements, we can see how sigma can play a […]

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Addressing stigma while moving a national campaign: Spotlight on Argentina

In the weeks before, during and after May 28, the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, we are doing a series on how stigma shows up for national campaigns across the world fighting for abortion rights, from the perspective of inroads members who participate in and lead these movements. We have Spotlights on campaigns […]

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#EyesOnElSalvador

As 2018 came to a close, the feminist and social movements of El Salvador had a great victory, one which inspired activists across the world. For years, ever since a 1998 penal code harshened laws even more to ban abortion under any circumstance, Salvadoran feminist activist groups have been fighting to end the criminalization and […]

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The Abortion Dream Team: Challenging Abortion Stigma in Poland and Around the World

All across the world and everyday people decide to have an abortion. One in every four pregnancies ends with an abortion. Yet information about abortion is often imprecise and stigmatizing. Abortion stigma is created by negatively portraying those that seek information about abortion, have had abortions, provide abortions, or simply support abortion rights. Fighting abortion […]

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inroads Member Spotlight: El Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)

While abortion stigma can be manifested in many ways, criminalization is perhaps the most urgent form of abortion stigma to be tackled in Argentina, where abortions are permitted only when the pregnancy is a product of rape or poses a risk to the woman´s health. Unfortunately even under those circumstances, criminalization and stigma make abortions […]