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IRTF's Work in Reproductive Rights Defense

Women's experiences of reproductive justice differ according to socioeconomics. It is related to domestic violence, sexual harassment, the gendered pay gap, the murders of gendered environmental land defenders and Indigenous water protectors in rural areas. Those most harmed by the criminalization of individual autonomy over pregnancy are all people with the capacity to gestate with the fewest economic resources.  Reproductive health care is inseparable from the demand for a guaranteed public health system, which includes contraception and comprehensive sexual education, allowing for more inclusive sexual expressions, and relationships. Bodies shoould not, cannot, be policed as private property. 

In this post, see a collection of the work IRTF has done over the years in defense of reproductive justice. 

Rapid Response Letters Related to Reproductive Justice:

El Salvador, 06/01/2016

El Salvador, 10/23/2019

El Salvador, 05/11/2013

El Salvador, 11/11/2012

Colombia, 06/11/2012

Nicaragua, 12/03/2008

Mexico, 04/02/2012

Related IRTF-reposted Articles
Many more articles about genderqueer solidarity and women’s rights can be found by searching our website for terms like “LGBTQ”, “reproductive rights”, “obstetric emergencies”, “women’s rights”

Prison Abolition Prisoner Support Statement Affirming Reproductive Justice

Guatemala: ‘I don’t feel safe’ - Guatemalans denounce anti-abortion law

How Latin American Women Are Winning the Battle for Abortion Rights

Latin American feminists vow to protect abortion rights at home after shock US ruling

Colombia: Court Decriminalizes Abortion, Adding To Regional Momentum
El Salvador: Woman jailed following obstetric emergency
El Salvador: Woman punished under strict abortion law freed after 10 years
El Salvador woman imprisoned after miscarriage released
Informal networks resist restrictions on reproductive rights in Honduras

Latin American activists warn against draconian US laws: ‘I have seen what is it like to live with a total ban’

When The Horror Of Losing Your Baby Turns Into Years Behind Bars


Femme and Reproductive Rights Related Social Justice Teach-In Workshop Sessions & Other Webinars





Abolition and Environmental Justice

Multiple Panelists from Repro Justice Community


Reproductive Rights Across the Americas - Webinar Series

Panels facilitated by Lily Shannon


Reproductive and Social Justice

Jessie Hill


Reproductive Justice 101 & Women Advocating for Themselves

Alana Garrett-Ferguson


Sex Ed in Ohio-Creative Ways to Bridge the Gap

Annie Krol


Introduction to Health and Healthcare Disparities

Anna Pearl Wright


What's the Buzz About Feminism? 

Jessica Chan


Intersectional Feminism and the role you can play

Cindy Gu with guest speaker Heather Clayton Terry


The Changing Face of Sexism

Leah Pusateri


Women, Gender, and the Agricultural Supply Chain

Oxfam America and Sarah Kalloch


Sexism 101 - You need this course, sister! Asserting female power

Leah Pusateri


Sexism 101 - You need this course, sister! Asserting female power

Leah Pusateri


Sexism 101 - You need this course, sister! Asserting female power

Leah Pusateri


Sexism 101 - You need this course, sister! Asserting female power

Leah Pusateri


The Womyn’s Voice - Women in Social Justice Movements

Mary Triece


Other Related Social Justice Teach-In Workshop Sessions


Introduction to Human Trafficking: State and Federal Law and Statistics

Dr. Maureen Kenney


Cross-Border Alliances: LGBTQ Rights and Challenges in Latin America and Ohio

Maya Simek/Tori Hamilton


Violence against LGBT People in Central America and Colombia

Anna Pickard


Honduras LGBT Movement

Jose Palacios


End Human Trafficking--Collaborative Initiative to end Human Trafficking

Crystal Murphy

Monday, August 22, 2022