Here you can find information on the panellists, along with a selection of relevant publications and resources by panellists. For the full agenda for the day see uclgenderandhealth. Keynote Panellists. Introduction to the Centre. She is Professor of Global Public Health at University College London where she leads a research theme analysing the use of evidence in policy processes, particularly in relation to gender and health, and sexual health. She has lived and worked for much of the past 20 years in Asia, where she has gathered evidence, built capacity and helped develop policy for programmes focusing on gender, sexual health and human rights.
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The prohibition of abortion is one of these. We express our deepest indignation and rejection of all these actions and forms of political behavior that harm and criminalize women. We hold that women should have access to safe, legal, quality services to interrupt a pregnancy on demand. We support the prevention of unwanted pregnancies as a responsibility we must assume as men who are critically committed to the creation of forms and conditions of life for a more pleasurable, risk-free practice.
We specially urge the male population, both young and old, to protest these reforms and at the same time, to assume a reflexive, supportive position about the following questions:. As men, can you imagine what it feels like to be a woman without access to safe medical services, who has to hide, yet is forced to expose her body, risking her health, life and freedom?
Can you imagine what it feels like to be a woman who is singled out, mistreated, denounced or even imprisoned for having decided to interrupt a pregnancy?
If men experienced the physiological process of pregnancy in our bodies, abortion would undoubtedly be legal. It is time for men to free ourselves from the hegemonic mandates of gender that perpetuate inequity, violence and injustice.
We acknowledge the fact that women—partners, sisters, friends, mothers, wives, daughters, aunts, nieces, girlfriends—that decide to terminate a pregnancy are persons with dignity and human rights, not criminals and that they have the right to decide about their bodies and their lives. Twitter Facebook. Facebook Twitter Google Plus. They reinforce indifference towards women through the argument that it is in their bodies rather than ours that the physiological process of reproduction is carried out.
They maintain and reinforce the presence of abortion as a public health problem, due to the deaths associated with its complications since it is practiced in unsafe conditions. We specially urge the male population, both young and old, to protest these reforms and at the same time, to assume a reflexive, supportive position about the following questions: As men, can you imagine what it feels like to be a woman without access to safe medical services, who has to hide, yet is forced to expose her body, risking her health, life and freedom?
Benno De Keijzer
Men against Constitutional Reforms that Penalize the Practice of Abortion
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