What is International Women’s Day ?
It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. It’s difficult to know when International Women’s Day (IWD) as we know it, began. For a more detailed chronology, see
This year ASAP decided combined Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, firstly to celebrate our Youth Champions, especially women who have been working towards safe abortion rights across Asia and their contribution to the movement as doctors, students, lawyers, trainers and other capacities. We launched a campaign called #IMakeHistory. The idea behind it was to celebrate those who are making history every day, ranging from the smallest task of sharing a social media post to increase awareness around safe abortion rights, to conducting research, writing articles and organizing events.
We also released the #Abortion Song watch the full video on our facebook page – Click here!
In 2017, the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership identified ten young women champions and highlighted the work that they are doing in their communities as change makers.
We put together a photo campaign to highlight each champion and their key messages.