Human Rights Promoter or Pariah: The United States Record on Abortion
On December 10, the world will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which forever enshrined the rights to life, health, bodily integrity, non-discrimination, sexual and reproductive rights, and more. Just a week later, reproductive rights activists in the United States will mark 50 years since the passage of the Helms Amendment, a disastrous US foreign policy that has restricted essential abortion care and decimated health networks worldwide. All the while post-Roe v. Wade abortion bans wreak havoc across the country. Join us for a timely and compelling conversation about how the US has fallen behind and fallen down on protecting people’s human rights, particularly to abortion and bodily autonomy.
Sian Norris, Investigative Journalist
Anu Kumar, President & CEO, Ipas
Akila Radhakrishnan, President, Global Justice Center
Payal Shah, Director, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, Physicians for Human Rights
Jean-Claude Mulunda, Director, Ipas Democratic Republic of Congo