Category Archives: Breaking Silence

Press release: People across Ireland are still waiting for basic human rights to abortion care

This International Human Rights Day, the Abortion Rights Campaign says that the time for action on abortion rights is long overdue. Today, on International Human Rights Day 2018, the Abortion…

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Ireland’s result had given hope that change was possible

Two months after the referendum campaign the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) was invited to a conference in the Philippines. It was hosted by the Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network. In…

The Struggle is Real: Activism in Rural Ireland

Most of us don’t know any different. It’s far from super-fast fibre-optic broadband we were reared. And don’t talk to us about mobile phone coverage; standing in a window to…

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Let’s Talk About: What We Can Learn from Italy about “conscientious objection”

My name is Paola Rivetti and I am a member of MERJ: Migrants and Ethnic Minorities for Reproductive Justice. We formed some months before the referendum with the goal of…

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Let’s Talk About: It’s Time to Stop Treating Abortion as a Crime

Abortion is recognised as an essential aspect of healthcare by the World Health Organization. Yet, it is seen as a criminal issue by many governments around the world, including here…