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Abortion and Reproductive Justice- The Unfinished Revolution II

International Conference
2/3rd June 2016
Ulster University, Belfast, Northern Ireland

On behalf of the Organising Committee we would like to invite you to attend the Abortion and Reproductive Justice- The Unfinished Revolution II, an international conference to be hosted by the Institute of Research in Social Sciences (IRISS) Ulster University, Northern Ireland. The conference seeks to build on inter-disciplinary learning about access to abortion, activism and abortion politics by posing the question “how does abortion sit within the reproductive justice framework?”

The papers submitted to the conference cover topics such as abortion stigma, barriers to legal reform, medicalisation, human rights, migration, provider refusal, activism, abortion narratives, sex-selective abortion, and religion. The conference will have a strong interdisciplinary dimension with papers drawn from social policy, criminology, sociology, medicine, psychology, history and art.

We will have presenters whose work spans the globe including: Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and Zimbabwe.

This is the first international conference on this theme to be held in the UK and Ireland and builds on the historic first international conference on abortion held in Canada in August 2014; Abortion the Unfinished Revolution. We have two exciting days of presentations, art, performances, conversations and workshops planned. Our two key note speakers Marlene Gerber Fried and Sylvia Estrada-Claudio both bring with them a wealth of knowledge and insight as academics and activists.

Call for papers
Final Programme & Abstracts

Early bird registration: available until 14 February 2016
Conference: 2nd and 3rd June 2016


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