Upcoming webinar: Mobilizing Globally to Call for the End of the Global Gag Rule.

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The Global Gag Rule* is a devastating anti-abortion policy that has hurt women and girls globally ever since it was put in place in 1984.

The Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR), CHANGE and International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF WHR) invite you to join us on May 4th at our webinar “Mobilizing Globally to Call for the End of the Global Gag Rule (GGR)” . During the event we will give an overview of the Global Gag Rule, the negative impact it has on healthcare globally, and what we can do to fight it.

The event is taking place at 9:00hrs NYC / 16:00hrs Nairobi / 18:30hrs Delhi. Use this time converter to see the actual time in your city:

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Please register to the event using this link: https://bit.ly/32CAgAH

We’ll provide simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, and French.

Moderator:

  • Saoyo Tabitha Griffith, Managing Director, Strategic Issues & Research Council

Speakers:

  • Helena Chiquele, Gender Program Officer, Oxfam – Mozambique
  • Beirne Roose-Snyder, Director of Public Policy, CHANGE
  • Susana Medina, Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, IPPF WHR
  • Alicia Wallace, FAR Steering Committee member

*What is the Global Gag Rule?

The Global Gag Rule -or Mexico City Policy- is a U.S. policy that prohibits foreign NGOs that receive certain categories of U.S. funds from using their own, non-U.S. funds to:

  • Provide abortion services

  • Counsel or refer for legal abortion

  • Conduct public information campaigns on the benefits or availability of abortion services

  • Advocate for liberalizing abortion laws or lobby for the continued legality of abortion

In practice, the Global Gag Rule has blocked critical funding for several sexual and reproductive health services like contraception, maternal health, and HIV prevention and treatment. It also has increased forced or unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions.

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