We are very pleased to launch the Youth Coalition Safe Abortion Watchdog 2020 on International Safe Abortion Day to join the global movement for safe abortion on September 28th 2020.
With this Watchdog, we wanted to encapsulate this current moment that young activists across the world have been thrown into by this pandemic. We are living through a time of despair – tightened restrictions, increased surveillance and exacerbated inequalities; but also through a time of grit and resilience – of finding unlikely solutions and continuing to loudly champion the access to safe abortion as a fundamental human right.
It features twenty six pieces by young people from seventeen different countries – a snapshot of youth activists' unceasing advocacy efforts to fight for reproductive justice and access to safe abortions in these unprecedented times of crisis.
We hope you enjoy reading it!