Middle East Studies

Webinar | Panel | Access to Abortion in the Middle East and North Africa

Access to Abortion event poster. Webinar on April 6, 2023 from 12-1:30 pm. Moderated by Dr. Nadje Al and Narjes Jafarian

Thursday, April 6, 2023

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


About the Event 
The panel has been organized by CMES Center Director Professor Nadje Al-Ali and Masters in Public Affairs Candidate Narjes Jafarian ('23).

This event will explore access to abortion in various parts of the Arab world, the intersectionality of access for married, and unmarried women, the interplay of class in access to abortion, and how women have sought to access abortions in the face of the different barriers and restrictions that are imposed on abortion in their respective countries.

Virtual Event

About the Panelists
Samia Al Nagar, Independent Researcher 
Topic - “Hippocratic Disobedience, abortion in the highly policed Sudan” 

Zeina Fathallah, American University of Beirut
Topic - "Access to abortion in Lebanon (class, marriage status)

Angel Foster, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Topic - “Resourcefulness in the wake of restricted access to abortions”