SPW joins forces with other networks and organizations engaged in the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe Abortion. We recall that the date is a creation of Latin American feminists who choose September 28th to evoke the Brazilian 1871 Decree of the Free Womb granting freedom to the children born of slave’s mothers. In 2014, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion is particularly significant to Brazil, where two young women named Jandira Magdalena Cruz and Elizângela Barbosa have died, after resorting to clandestine and unsafe abortions in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro.
SPW invites you to sign a petition calling for the legalizations of abortion in Brazil.
In this brief:
SPW co-chair Sonia Corrêa examines how Brazilian politics of abortion has once again, intersected electoral dynamics.
English written articles about the deaths of Jandira and Elizângela
Portuguese written materials on the cases, few of which also look into the connections with electoral politics.