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*OCTOBER 12*- DISMANTLING DISABILITY AND ABORTION STIGMA: AN EXPLORATION OF DIFFERENT CONTEXTS- Facilitated by Lillian Kivuti and Phylis Mbeke (Kenya)
This session will focus on stigma faced by girls and women with disabilities while accessing abortion services and discuss possible way mitigation. Given the dynamic nature of stigma-- enacted through structures and individuals, and mediated by relationships of power, control, and domination that are continuously produced and reproduced by actors either intentionally or unconsciously---How can we normalize abortions among people with disabilities?
*OCTOBER 13*- EXPERIENCES OF ABORTION STIGMA FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV, SEX WORKERS AND PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS- Facilitated by Medea Khmelidze, Esma Imerlishvili and Gvantsa Kvinikadze (Georgia)
This session is focussed on Intersectional Stigmas of Abortion: HIV related status, Drug use, and/or Sex Work. Through, collective brainstorming, exchanging information on unique legislation and socio-economic and cultural context, the workshop will create space for sharing realities PLHIV, those using drugs and in sex work face when trying to reach out abortion services.
*OCTOBER 14*- ABORTION & DISABILITY- THE WHISPERED CONVERSATION Facilitated by Naomi O'Connor & Jakki Hanlon (Northern Ireland)
The session will explore the experiences of people who live at the intersection of disability and reproductive justice. People with disabilities, who live at the intersection, care deeply about both protecting reproductive autonomy, including the right to access safe abortion, and dismantling harmful disability-related stigma.