We are excited to share our second edition of Reflections for 2022. This batch of Reflections and Editorial were written in mid-June before the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v Wade. We stand in solidarity with our allies and accomplices, both in and outside the US, as we observe the effects of this decision on abortion rights. We also recognize the need for more South-North and South-South transnational and cross-regional learning on the various ways we claim abortion rights and bodily autonomy in the Global South, in a spectrum of contexts of criminalization, legalization and decriminalization of abortion. More from us later but for now, we amplify our allies.
In this edition:
Sachini Perera on younger South feminist movement-building and how there is always more we can do, more we must do.
Mirta Moragas from Paraguay on the importance of nuance and specificity in our demands for sexuality education.
Mena Souilem from Western Sahara asks questions about the political realities that are absent from CSW, whether among the states or in the feminist organizing around this advocacy space.
Madiha Latif from Pakistan on the “increased negative health impacts due to heat and struggles to adapt, the disproportionate impact climate change has on women and girls.
Igwe Blessing from Nigeria shares her reflections from the 2022 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD).
Dana Zhang from Taiwan on the surge of support and aid for Ukraine that emerged from Taiwan and the relative lack of enthusiasm for the crises in Myanmar and Afghanistan.
We invite you to dive into these Reflections, react to them, and to support our work in reclaiming our bodies and realizing sexual and reproductive justice.