This year, the theme of the 7th annual March for choice is Free, Safe, Legal. On Saturday 29th September, we will be marching for accountable and evidence-based abortion care. When we march this year, we will be marching to ensure that no one gets left behind when it comes to reproductive health care.
This year’s March has a strong focus on accessibility. At the Abortion Rights Campaign, we know that ensuring access carries through to every sphere of life – including protest. We believe that no one should be prevented or discouraged from attending the March due to accessibility issues.
In order to make this year’s March as accessible as possible, we set up an accessibility subgroup. We will have dedicated accessibility volunteers, including accessibility stewards and sighted guides, available on the day of the march. As with previous marches, there will be a second join-in point to the March on Custom House Quay for those unable to walk the entire march route.
This year, through the generous help of our crowdfund supporters we have been able to create an accessible platform and corridor in Merrion Square.
The platform will have a wheelchair ramp with space and seating available if needed. Guide/service dogs will also be welcome on the platform.
As in previous years, we’re delighted to have two brilliant sign language interpreters available for the speeches.
Our accessibility group are also working to ensure that the march after party is accessible for all. We will have volunteers at the Dublin Bike stand outside the Dail at the end of the march for anyone who needs assistance to the venue. Our volunteers will also be available at the after party itself to support anyone who needs it.
If you are planning on attending the march and would like any accessibility assistance, please get in touch on: [email protected]