Middle East Studies

Struggling for Reproductive Rights: Perspectives from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East

Friday, September 30, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EST

This is a virtual event. Register here.

Webcast

The overturning of Roe vs. Wade illustrates the limitations of reproductive and wider gender-based rights in the U.S. Denying women the right to and choice of abortion, that is, denying them their bodily autonomy, is part of a larger global struggle for control and domination by authoritarian regimes and extreme right-wing political groups. This session will address the struggles as well as strategies for mobilization in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

CMES Speakers:

Selma Hajri, MD Specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Reproduction
Leila Hessini, Independent Transnational Advisor and Activist

CLACS Speakers:

Tonni-Ann Brodber, Representative of the UN Women Caribbean Multi-Country Office
Mabel Bianco, Specialist in Epidemiology and Medical Statics