Access to safe abortion – rights, values and justice

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08:30 - 13:00

Oslo Metropolitan Universitet
Pilestredet 46 Oslo

Conference on September 28, 2018: The International Safe Abortion Day and the 40th Anniversary of the Norwegian Abortion Law



08.30 – 08.40
Welcome by the Hosts OsloMet, Sex og Politikk and Norad

Morten Irgens, Vice-Rector for Research and Development at OsloMet, Tor-Hugne Olsen, Managing Director of Sex og Politikk, and Marit Brandtzæg, Deputy Director General in Norad

08.40 – 09.15
Opening Addresses

Tom Erlend Skaug, State Secretary to the Minister of Children and Equality
Anniken Huitfeldt (Ap), Chair Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, Norwegian Parliament

09.15 – 10.45
International Launch of the Report ”Her in Charge: Medical Abortion and Women’s lives – A Call for Action”

Medical abortion has already proved to be a means to reduce suffering and deaths from abortion. What are the challenges to improve access to the medication, to secure information on its use, and the quality of the medicines? Moderated by Berit Austveg, medical doctor and President of Sex og Politikk.

Presentation of the report and online medical abortion commodities database with Mina Barling, Director External Relations, IPPF Central Office

Comments on the abortion report by Marta Royo, Executive Director, Profamilia (IPPF Colombia), and Johanne Sundby, Professor at the Department of Community Medicine
and Global Health, University of Oslo (UiO)

Panel discussion and questions from the audience with Mina Berling, Director External Relations, IPPF Central Office, Marta Royo, Executive Director of Profamilia (IPPF Colombia),
Johanne Sundby, Professor, UiO, and Kezia Bianca Bonah, Social Worker, Amathea

10.45 – 11.05
Coffee Break

11.05 – 11.35
Irland’s Yes to Abortion – A Dream Come True!

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA, IPPF Irland) was central in the Together for Yes campaign that managed to turn the votes in favour of a repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, on May 25 2018, enabling lifting one of the strictest abortion laws in the world. How was this possible, and what impact has it had on the general debate and understanding of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Ireland?

Dialogue between IFPA and Sex og Politikk (IPPF Norway) with Maeve Taylor, Director Advocacy and Communication (IFPA) and Kjersti Augland, Senior Adviser at Sex og Politikk

11.35 – 12.55
Session in Norwegian: Verdighet og Rettigheter – Frihet fra Skam

Hvordan er situasjonen i Norge i dag, 40 år etter loven om selvbestemt abort ble vedtatt? Finnes det fremdeles utfordringer, selv om vi har god helsedekning og en rettighetsbasert lovgivning? Og hvilke holdninger har egentlig unge nordmenn til abort i 2018?

Presentasjon av Amathea-metoden ved Kristin Tønnessen Berg, veileder, Amathea

Panelsamtale med ungdom ledet av Kristine Flatnes, Seksualpolitisk Nettverk for Ungdom (SNU)

12.55 – 13.00
Closing Comment

Thank you!


OsloMet tilbyr utdanning innen seksuell og reproduktiv helse. Dette er to av studiene du kan ta for å få mer kunnskap:

– Seksuell og reproduktiv helse og rettigheter (SRHR) og selvbestemt prevensjon:

New course spring 2018: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Sexual Self-Determination

– Seksuell helse og seksualitetsundervisning: