From September 10 to October 19, in partnership with several leading safe abortion organizations, an exciting six-week digital media campaign called #MyBodyMyChoice was launched in India and South Africa. The campaign aimed to raise the profile of reproductive justice and highlight abortion as a key SRHR issue in both countries.
Key campaign partners in India included: Asia Safe Abortion Partnership, Center for Reproductive Rights, Family Planning Association of India, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Ipas Development Foundation, Love Matters India, the Pratigya Campaign, the We the Women forum led by Ms. Barkha Dutt (Senior Journalist) and Youth Ki Awaaz (Voice of the Youth). Follow the conversation at @myright_2choice.
The below documentary was developed by Global Health Strategies in partnership with Barkha Dutt to explore abortion in the context of India.
#MyBodyMyChoice was also launched in South Africa in partnership with 11 national organizations – Amandla.mobi, Amnesty International South Africa, Gender Links, Health-e News, Ibis Reproductive Health, Marie Stopes South Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Nalane for Reproductive Justice, Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC), Sonke Gender Justice, and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). Follow the conversation at @myrighttochoice.
The below documentary was developed by Health-e News, an online health news website, and was aired on 9 October on eNCA’s (one of South Africa’s leading news channels) Checkpoint¸ an investigative journalism show. This documentary explores the realities of abortion in South Africa and the barriers women face while accessing safe services.