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Freedom of Choice: A Youth Activist’s Guide to Safe Abortion Advocacy [2013]

Source: Youth Coalition

"Young women’s access to abortion touches on some of the most sensitive issues in cultures around the world: the role of parents, community and religious leaders in decision-making on the issue of children and adolescents and youth sexuality. It is within this context that this guide seeks to empower young activists working on sexual and reproductive rights with the information and context needed to become strong advocates for young women’s right to abortion.

It is not the intention of this guide to offer a step-by-step process for developing an advocacy strategy or campaign. Instead, the guide offers a youth perspective on some of the key issues in advocating for young women’s right to abortion.

The updated version of the popular guide includes new information on the global context as well as background information on abortion health and rights and tips for advocates.

Available in English, French and Spanish.

SECTION 1 | Governing Abortion: Global Abortion Policies
Provides an overview of the current state of human rights law with regard to abortion at the international and regional level and offers case studies to elucidate these trends.

SECTION 2 | Understanding Safe Abortion
Outlines the medical and non-medical aspects of safe abortion.

SECTION 3 | Advocating for the Right to Abortion
Offers tips and resources for advocating for young women’s right to abortion.

SECTION 4 | Glossary
Defines some of the key terms used in this guide and within the abortion rights movement more broadly.

Read the publication online

Freedom of Choice (English)
Liberté de choisir (Français/French)
Libertad de Decisión (Español/Spanish)

Download the publication (PDF)

YCSRR_Freedom_of_Choice.pdf
YCSRR_Liberte_de_Choisir.pdf
YCSRR_Libertad_de_Decision.pdf

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I will help with conception

I will help with conception control in order to stop the need for abortion.

Yvette

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