Feminism and reproductive rights
10. 7. 2023 | Gender
The Peace Institute and the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana organized a rountable on June 20 entitled Feminism and reproductive rights. The round table was opened with an introductory address by Mojca Pajnik, and the discussion involved Metka Mencin (Faculty of Social Sciences), Tea Hvala (sociologist), and Tija Jakič (8th March Institute). The discussion was moderated by Roman Kuhar.
At the round table, which was organized as part of the Horizon 2020 research project FIERCE and recorded as a podcast, the focus was on the issue of sexual and reproductive rights. For several decades, we have been witnessing increasing efforts to restrict these rights. The defense of the Article 55 of the Slovenian Constitution, which defines the right to abortion, represents a key connecting moment of diverse feminist efforts in the 1990s. On the other hand, the rise of contemporary anti-feminist movements in Slovenia and beyond has fueled mass protests against the right to abortion, the Istanbul Convention, and the restriction of sex education in the public education system, reminding us of the precariousness of the rights already fought for.