Following the decision to impose further limitations on abortion rights to the already highly restrictive abortion law in Poland - banning practially access to legal abortions - women and their allies took to the streets. Since the Constitutional Tribunal decision, protesters are expressing their anger daily by blocking cities, sharing ‘Abortion without borders’ helpline number and demanding respect for decisions made by pregnant persons. As the decision rules Poland’s law to permit abortion on the grounds of “a severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that threatens the fetus’ life” unconstitutional, fault lines between disabled people’s rights and women’s rights are surfacing in public discussions. During this webinar, we want to amplify women with disabilities perspectives on the issue and explore feminist disability rights standpoints. We will attempt to situate the experiences of women with disabilities within wider international debates on the intersections between gender, disability and reproductive rights. This webinar will also share the experiences and perspectives of women with disabilities in order to dismantle ableism while advancing reproductive rights and human rights.
- Katarzyna Bierzanowska, Pełnoprawna, Article 6
- Anna Rutz, Article 6
- Patrycja Polczyk, anthropologist
- Agnieszka Szeliga, The Academy of Young Deaf Foundation - the Pink Walnut
- Kamila Ferenc, Federation for Women and Family Planning
- Amanda McRae, Women Enabled International
- Maria Ní Fhlatharta, Disabled Women Ireland
- Agnieszka Król, CREA
- Magda Szarota, Feminist Alliance for Rights/Center for Women's Global Leadership
There will be space for discussion and Q and A.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Polish – English translation will be provided. The webinar will be recorded.
Polish Sign Language interpretation
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Organizers: WEI, Article 6, Pełnoprawna, CREA