Do you live in Ireland? March to protect women’s health and fight for human rights on September 29th in Dublin at 2 PM.
The poster texts reads as follows:
Between 4000 & 8000 Irish women travel abroad for abortion every year, and many more avail of illegal abortion drugs and unsafe abortion. That’s a minimum of 12 women and girls every single day. They are often terrified and alone, stigmatised and judged. We believe women who make this choice deserve to do so in their own country, where it is safer, they can be cose to their families and can access pre-care, aftercare and counselling.
70,000 pregnant people die around the world every single year from illegal abortion. They leave behind 220,000 kids since 61% of people seeking abortions are already parents.
Irish abortion exists - just not in Ireland.
After reading Half the Sky, Avery McCall joined UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, and in the last year alone, raised $36,000 for girls in need of education and healthcare around the world. She also has rallied nearly 90 people to participate in a walkathon and spoke at the United Nation’s Social Innovation Summit in May 2012.
Oh, and she’s 14 years old.
Learn more about this amazing Girl Up teen adviser
Excellent video by Marie Stopes International on the advances made thus far in family planning in the developing world, while also highlighting that there is still a lot of work yet to be done.