Category Archives: reproductive justice

Time for UK Labour to stand in Northern Ireland?

This note concerns a recent tweet by twitter user, who noted that during the 2015 UK Labour leadership election, the Labour Party in Northern Ireland (LPNI) supported Andy Burnham, whereas Sinn Féin supported Jeremy Corbyn. This statement implies that Jeremy … Continue reading

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Reproductive justice: Achilles’ heel of Ireland, North and South

As the Irish general election approaches, one of the most conflicting issues that politicians often try to avoid discussing is that of reproductive justice, reductively referred to as ‘abortion’. Despite recent advancements in progressive legislation, such as marriage equality and … Continue reading

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[conference update] Amnesty International Northern Ireland conference, 6 Feb.2016

Amnesty International Northern Ireland held its regional conference on Saturday 6th February 2016 at the Queen’s University Students’s Union. The main panel included presentations and updates about on-going Amnesty NI campaigns and major struggles for fundamental rights in the specific … Continue reading

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Reproductive rights and trans rights: deeply interconnected yet too often misunderstood?

When the issue of reproductive justice is raised, many people tend to focus exclusively on cisgender women. It is of vital importance to extend reproductive justice-related activism and discourses to include trans/genderqeer/nonbinary and other gender-plural people, which also involves using … Continue reading

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