"Fly So Far" and Abortion Rights in El Salvador

Transnational Feminist Responses to Persecution of Women in El Salvador and Beyond: Alliance Building for Reproductive Justice
Monday, 21 June 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location
Off-campus address: 
online
Contact information
Contact person: 
Anna Bogic
Email: 
abogic@uottawa.ca
Registration
Registration required: 
Yes
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
Event language: 

Presented by CIPS and the IPPFWHR (International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region):

This event brings together transnational feminist stakeholders working together to raise public awareness about the systematic persecution of women and girls in El Salvador for attending to their health needs. The webinar will include clips from the documentary film “Fly So Far” and a discussion with the film director Celina Escher and the film protagonist Teodora Vásquez. The speakers will discuss the international support to feminist movements in countries with restrictive laws and will reflect on the current international context for the promotion of gender equality and SRHR (sexual and reproductive health and rights), with a particular focus on possibilities offered by the Biden Administration.

Speakers:

Alexandra Gheciu - Associate director of CIPS

Giselle Carino - CEO of IPPFWHR

Teodora Vasquez - Founder of the organization "Mujeres Libres" and protagonist of the documentary "Fly So Far"

Celina Escher - Film director of "Fly So Far"

Morena Herrera - Feminist activist and member of the "Sombrilla Centroamericana"

Serra Sippel - President of Change