Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: International Women’s Day: The Global Fight for Abortion Rights
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: International Women’s Day: The Global Fight for Abortion Rights

Washington, D.C. — Next Wednesday, the Center for American Progress—in partnership with partners Ipas, International Planned Parenthood Federation-Western Hemisphere Region, and Planned Parenthood Global—will host International Women’s Day: The Global Fight for Abortion Rights. The event will convene leaders in movements for legal, safe, and free abortion across the world to discuss their victories, the work that remains, and the lessons that these global efforts can teach us as we work to protect and expand abortion rights in the United States.

In 2018, the people of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Eighth Amendment, overturning one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. The lower house of Argentina’s legislature passed a bill legalizing abortion for up to 14 weeks; despite falling short in the Argentine Senate, the bill’s progress was a significant victory for the grassroots movement to legalize abortion. Advocates in the Democratic Republic of Congo secured expanded access to legal abortion, and in Bangladesh, advocates work to strengthen quality of care and expand access to abortion rights.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.

WHO:
Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Panelists:
Lola Guerra, Youth Coordinator, Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir Argentina (Catholics for the Right to Decide Argentina)
Linda Kavanagh, Spokesperson, Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland
Muadi Mukenge, Chief of Development and External Relations, Ipas
Shamila Nahar, Senior Adviser, Ipas Bangladesh

Moderator:
Jamila Taylor, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Colin Seeberger at [email protected] or 202-741-6292.

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