Naomi Braine, ABORTION BEYOND THE LAW: Building a Global Feminist Movement for Self-Managed Abortion

Event date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


Drawing on years of research with activists around the world, sociologist Professor Naomi Braine describes the strategies, politics, and tactics of direct action feminists bringing abortion pills, information, and support to people seeking to end unwanted pregnancies. From combatting the legal strictures of Bolsonaro's Brazil, to navigating the NGO-dominated landscape of Kenya and Nigeria, feminist activists are making safe, accessible abortion care available against the odds.

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Naomi BraineAbortion Beyond the Law by Naomi Braine

Abortion Beyond the Law: Building a Global Feminist Movement for Self-Managed Abortion, explores how feminists across Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the United States make self-managed abortion available to women in diverse situations, and the powerful transnational feminist movement built by their work.

Naomi Braine is a writer, activist, and Sociologist. She has been teaching at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, since 2008, and prior to that she worked in the non-profit health and policy research sector. Her research and writing addresses social movements, public health, HIV, gender and sexuality, and autonomous community health practices. Her work has been published by Political Research Associates/The Public Eye, Lux Magazine, Ms Magazine, and a wide variety of academic journals. Professor Braine’s professional work is deeply informed and shaped by a long history as a feminist and queer social justice activist.

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ISBN: 9781804292068
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Published: Verso - November 14th, 2023