Learning from the Green Wave: Fighting for Abortion Access in Latin America

Megan Peterson, Executive Director of Gender Justice, interviews Paula Ávila-Guillén, Executive Director of the Women’s Equality Center.

The Gender Justice Brief
The Gender Justice Brief
Learning from the Green Wave: Fighting for Abortion Access in Latin America
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They discuss the Green Wave movement, focusing on abortion rights in Latin America. Paula details the movement’s origins, its significant societal and legal impacts, and its stamps on global abortion rights advocacy. Megan and Paula also talk about the recent changes in abortion law in the United States, how these developments compare to progress made in Latin America, and the challenges they still face. Paula suggests learning from other countries’ successes and experiences can be beneficial in advancing reproductive rights in the U.S. She also highlighted understanding that the abortion rights movement is global and interconnected.

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 00:00 Introduction and Guest Presentation
  • 00:33 Discussion on the Green Wave Movement
  • 01:58 Origins and Significance of the Green Wave
  • 06:22 Impact of the Green Wave Movement
  • 07:35 Strategies for Advancing Reproductive Rights
  • 08:40 Challenges in Accessing Abortion Services
  • 10:18 Addressing Misinformation and Disinformation
  • 12:47 Influence of U.S. Abortion Rights on Global Stage
  • 17:03 Legal Frameworks and Human Rights
  • 19:13 Healthcare Infrastructure and Access to Abortion
  • 30:51 Impact of U.S. Abortion Rights on Global Advocacy
  • 37:10 Conclusion and Final Thoughts

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