How are digital rights and reproductive rights connected?
What happens when governments block access to websites with sexual and reproductive health information?
- May 12, 2022, 4pm CEST / 10am ET
All around the world, women and people who are able to get pregnant need access to information about their sexual and reproductive rights. The availability of this information is crucial to their full enjoyment of healthy sexuality, prevention of unwanted pregnancy, access to prenatal healthcare, and access to safe abortion. The Internet has become one of the main sources of information on sexual and reproductive health, especially when governments fail to fulfill their obligations to provide this information or in countries where abortion is prohibited or severely restricted.
How are digital rights and sexual and reproductive rights connected? What is the role of telemedicine and self-managed abortion during crises such as the war in Ukraine or the Covid pandemic?
With the participation of:
- Aintzane Márquez, Senior Attorney at Women’s Link Worldwide.
- Venny Ala-Siurua, Executive Director of Women on Web.
- Yaman Akdeniz, Co-founder of Freedom of Expression Association (İFÖD, Turkey).
- Paulina Gutiérrez, Legal Officer at Article 19.
Simultaneous translation in Spanish/English available.