Beyond the Backstreet: Fighting for Abortion Rights 50 years on – Sat 28 Oct

24th October 2017 Socialist Action 0

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act, Abortion Rights is organising a day of discussions and workshops and an evening of comedy, poetry and spoken word.

Saturday 28 October at the Rich Mix London
Day Event, 10:30 am – 4 pm
Evening Event, 7 pm – 10 pm

An action packed program brings together activists, journalists, politicians and performers to celebrate the legacy of the life-saving 1967 Abortion Act that dragged abortion out of the dangerous backstreet.

Women’s March Against Trumpism – 20 May

18th May 2017 Socialist Action 0

Assemble 12pm Saturday 20 May
Victoria Square in the centre of Birmingham

The anti-choice, US-inspired ‘March for Life’ is organising a ‘Life-fest’ event in the centre of Birmingham on Saturday 20 May.
‘March for Life’ might have a shiny family-friendly appearance but don’t be fooled. It is made up of extreme anti-women, anti-choice, evangelical groups which are homophobic and have links to the far right. ‘March for Life’ is styled on the US anti-abortion movement and is using the same extreme slogan ‘life from conception –no exception’. It is actively supported by US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Speakers are being flown in from the US to the march in Birmingham.

Abortion Rights screening of Vera Drake -21 January

13th January 2017 Socialist Action 0

– Imelda Staunton and Mike Leigh join Abortion Rights’ panel

Abortion Rights is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act this year. This piece of legislation allowed women to receive safe and legal abortions for the first time avoiding the backstreet doctors and homemade remedies. This is an important stage in women’s liberation and should be seen as an part of our social history, not just for women but having knock on effects in our workplaces, universities and further legislation.

Abortion Rights’ screening of Vessel Friday 8 July

7th July 2016 Socialist Action 0

Abortion Rights is hosting a screening of Vessel on Friday (8 July) at Genesis Cinema, Mile End, London.

With a prestigious panel of speakers including:
Dr Rebecca Gomperts – founder of Women on Waves and Women on Web, the subject of the documentary
Mara Clarke from Abortion Support Network

Women gather to fight-back against austerity

17th February 2014 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

This coming weekend the Women’s Assembly Against Austerity will gather in London to discuss the impact of austerity specifically on women. The event is organised under the auspices of the People’s Assembly Against Austerity and speakers will include representative from various unions as well as the TUC, women campaigners and activists, researchers and experts. It will be an unmissable opportunity for women in the movement to get together to get the facts and co-ordinate the fight-back. You can register here.