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

Friday, September 30, 2022

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

This is a virtual event. Register here.


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.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Center for Middle East Studies
Virtual Events

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