28 Nov: Infoavond Over Vrouwen en Zelfbeschikking

november 24, 2009

De maand november organiseren we, actiegroep de Dolle Mollies, twee infoavonden over het thema vrouwen en zelfbeschikking. Daarbij worden er een aantal documentaties getoond, is er ruimet voor discussie en zullen we uit de doeken doen wat onze actie ideeen zijn op 12 december. Wanner de chistenfundies Schreeuw om Leven weer de straat op willen.

De eerste avond 11 november is inmiddels geweest, de tweede avond staat in de planning voor 28 november waar we de internationale documentaire zullen laten zien van : “Abortion Democracy” van Sarah Diehl. Een film met een vergelijking van abortus in Polen en Zuid-Afrika, hoe dit in beide landen geregeld is, wat de overeenkomsten en verschillen zijn en met onderwachte uitkomsten. Deze film wordt voor het eerste in Nederland vertoont, helaas niet met de Director Sarah Diehl erbij. Mogelijk gaat dit in de toekomst wel gebeuren.

Infoavond: Zaterdag 28 november in de Bollox

Eerste Schinkelstraat 14-16
vanaf 19 uur soep en 20 uur start infogedeelte

De Dolle Mollies zijn: een bonte verzameling vrouwen, mannen en alles wat daartussen zit, die nog steeds strijd leveren voor recht op abortus en zelfbeschikkingsrecht voor de vrouw. Dat zullen we ook weer gaan doen op 12 december om actie te voeren tegen de anti-abortus fundies.

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Synopsis Film:

Abortion Democracy: Poland/South Africa

This documentary feature explores and contrasts changes in Poland and South Africa regarding abortion laws and their impact on the lives of women.

In the 90’s, Poland banned abortion due to the increasing influence of the Catholic Church after the fall of communism; around the same time South Africa legalized it, reforming the health system after the fall of apartheid.

The film reveals how the legal status of women is a direct result of the silencing or empowering of women’s voices. In the Polish society and media, women’s perspectives were made invisible; in South Africa, on the other hand, they were invited to give public hearings in the parliament about problems in the realm of reproduction.

The film aims to emphasize the need for safe abortions and liberal abortion laws. It also, however, illustrates the paradox that the implementation of such laws may have little effect on the accessibility of abortion services. In Poland, for example, illegal abortions are quite available and relatively safe; in South Africa, where the law is very liberal, women have a harder time getting information and services in public hospitals due to judgemental behavior of the health staff. Only a change in the fundamental social and cultural attitudes towards abortion, contraception, and reproductive health can ensure a woman’s right to choose in a world where about 80.000 women die every year from unsafe abortions.

The film is suitable for medical staff/students, politicians, lawyers, members of NGOs because it raises a variety of interesting questions concerning access to medical support, development, womans and human rights, laws and policies as well as existential questions about self-determination.
Abortion Democracy lets its subjects speak for themselves. Interviews include personal stories from activists, researchers, health staff, patients and other men and women who live with the problems every day. It is a thought provoking and challenging film for any audience interested in the international struggle for human rights.

Interviewees

Poland

Wanda Nowicka – Federation for Women and Family Planning, Warsaw
Michal Placzek – Pro-Choice Alliance, Warsaw
Anna Lipowska-Teutsch – TIK (Towarzystwo Interwencji Kryszysowej, Crisis Intervention Center, Krakow)
Alicja Tysiac – Sued the Polish government in landmark EU court case because of a denied abortion and her resulting visual impairment, Warsaw
Beata Zaduminska – Centrum Praw Kobiet, Krakow
Anna Zawadzka – Editor, Gazetta Wyborcha, Instigated the failed Polish “I had an abortion” Campaign, Warsaw
Ewa Waszkiewicz – Economist, University of Wroclaw

South Africa

Richard Burzelmann – Coordinator of Abortion Services in Western Cape Province
Marijke Alblas – Doctor, Cape Town
Nurrudin Farrah – Somali Author, lives in Cape Town
Sister Ida Frawces – Nurse, Public Health Care Center, Atlantis
Liz – Young pregnant homeless woman, Cape Town
Jane Harries – Women Health Research Unit, Medical School, Cape Town
Sister M. – Nurse, Public Health Care Center, Atlantis
Noluthando Ntlokwana – Woman Legal Center, Cape Town
Awino Okeck – Mother Tongue Theater, Cape Town
Marion Stevens – Reproductive Right Alliance (RRA), Cape Town
Marieta de Vos – Mosaic Health Care Center for Women, Cape Town

Website: http://www.abortion-democracy.de/

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