An activist documentary on the collective struggle for the right to abortion in Latin America!


What are the objectives of your trip?

We are Julia and Marion, two 24-year-old women and convinced feminists. Because it is essential for us to put back at the heart of the debate the voices of those who fight every day for the right to abortion, we realize ¡BASTA YA! - an activist documentary on the collective struggle for the right to abortion in Latin America.

From September to December 2020, we will be going to six countries of Latin America (Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Salvador and Mexico), to meet those and those who fight for the right to abortion, and in particular young women. Through different media (articles, podcasts, video documentaries and report), we want give visibility to their actions, help raise their voices and relay their messages . Our objective ? On the one hand, raise public awareness and make their realities and initiatives more widely known to young French people Es , using social media and showing documentaries to colleges, high schools and universities. On the other hand, participate in our scale to promote the emergence of a global dynamic in favor of abortion rights and a French feminist diplomacy attentive to the needs and demands of the former concerned.

Find out more about ¡Basta Ya! meet our website , our account Facebook or our account Instagram .

What's your motivation?

< p dir = "ltr" style = "line-height: 1.92; text-align: justify; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 12pt;">The unprecedented mobilizations for the right to abortion in Latin America remind us how precious this right is, that very many women have not obtained it and that is never acquired. On this continent, abortion is allowed unconditionally for only 3% of women.

The last few years have seen worrying regressions around the world in the rights of women and girls to the free use of their property. body. Latin America is particularly affected by this rise of conservatism - witness the rise to power of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. This complicates the already very restricted access to abortion in this part of the world: it is most often authorized under very restrictive conditions, criminalized or even totally prohibited.

Recent news regularly reports the issuance of new anti-abortion decrees or stories of women jailed for having abortions. At the same time, the strong mobilizations that took place in 2018 in countries like Argentina and Chile have not yet made it possible to achieve legislative change.

For young people, access to a safe abortion is even more difficult , due to their dependency financial, their vulnerability to sexual violence and the taboo surrounding adolescent sexuality. They are the first victims of restrictions on the right to abortion, early and / or unwanted pregnancies endangering their health, education and socio-economic integration. They are also the spearheads of the fight for its liberalization. This is why we particularly want to relay the voices of young women.

How are you going to achieve them?

Due to global COVID-2019 epidemic, the following route may be subject to adaptations as to its duration and the number of countries visited.
If we cannot go to certain countries, we are considering developing possible remote media supports such as articles (interviews in written format) and podcasts. We also plan to postpone our departure until early 2021.

We will be visiting 6 countries

< b style = "">In Uruguay , where abortion has been allowed unconditionally since 2012, in particular to study the societal, political and historical institutions who have been able to work, and still work, in favor of women to dispose of their bodies. In addition, and beyond the legal framework, also raises the question of effective access to this right which can be compromise even in this type of country.

In Chile, Brazil and Argentina , where it is only allowed under very restrictive conditions, or penalized, despite unprecedented mobilizations. We will be in Argentina to follow, in in particular, the 35th edition of the National Meeting of Women.

In Mexico , federal state, which has various legalizations with regard to the right to abortion. Only two states allow it without condition: México since 2007 and Oaxaca since 2019. All 32 States allow it in cases of rape. The Supreme Court rejected in 2019 a national abortion decriminalization project. However, debates are currently taking place in various states to promote liberalization of the right to abortion, in particular that of Guanajuato.

Finally, in El Salvador , whose legislation on the right to abortion is one of the most restrictive in the world, which is heavy consequences for health, physical and mental, and Salvadoran women rights.

Meet various actors and actresses

We have started to get in touch with organizations and citizens engaged in this fight. It will be:

We want at least half of the interviewees to be girls and young women (16-25 years old).

To develop original and multilingual materials

At the heart of the project, a documentary web-series of one episode per country (20 minutes) will be broadcast progressively upon our return, on Youtube. It will be followed by a global documentary presenting a comparative analysis of the different situations. The final feature film, scheduled for release at the end of 2021, will be shown in schools / universities.

In real time during our stay, we will meet you on:

- Our website: Blog articles and Podcasts.

- Facebook and Instagram (@ bastaya.docu), to follow project news and information and awareness content on the right to abortion, in photos and videos.

Communication around the project will also be in the media (traditional and non-traditional) and on our social networks.

Finally, a report reviewing the he experience and observations made and issuing recommendations for national and international political leaders will be drawn up and disseminated during the year 2021.

And, of course, in accordance with our values and principles!


To carry out this project, we need filming equipment, we follow additional technical training for the most qualitative possible rendering, as well as financial resources for travel expenses. To save money, we want to sleep at home as much as possible and forge partnerships. We apply for various scholarships addressed to committed young people, such as those offered by our municipalities of residence. In particular, we have obtained funding of € 1000 from the NGO Plan-internationnal

We want this crowdfunding to be our first source of funding because this project is above all turned towards the public opinion that everyone. of you composes. Your help will be invaluable to us in ensuring the independence of the project, in order to preserve its militant character and the values that we wish to carry.We're counting on you !

The display of the map is not correct, here is the real itinerary:

- Brazil

- Uruguay

- Argentina

- El Salvador

- Mexico

  • Brazil
  • Uruguay
  • Chile
  • El Salvador
  • Mexico
  • Argentina

Who am I

JULIA - Hellooo, my name is Julia, I'm 24 years old. I am currently, and until May 2020, Project Assistant in Vietnam within the NGO BATIK International which works in favor of access to socio-economic rights and the empowerment of the most vulnerable populations, especially women in migration situations.
This project is part of the continuity of my academic, professional and personal activities. Indeed, it has been 3 years now since I turned to the world of international solidarity and I am particularly interested in the promotion and defense of the rights of women and girls!

MARION - Hi, I'm Marion and I'm 24 years old. It has been almost 3 years since I worked at the comm 'pole of Equipop, an NGO that works to improve the rights and health of women and girls around the world (in particular sexual and reproductive rights and health in South Africa. 'West Francophone). I find South American feminist mobilizations fundamental and inspiring, and it was obvious to me to get started, especially with Julia, in this documentary project.

My hobbies

JULIA - Curious and impatient, my head is always full of projects and I am also in constant questioning. I love to debate, argue and advance the debates of ideas. I speak a lot, really a lot, and too fast. I always wanted to do meaningful work, even if what I attribute to this "meaning" gradually evolved throughout my youth. Today, a fervent feminist and defender of human rights, I find this "meaning" in my volunteer commitments and in the professional path I have chosen. I am also passionate about dance, particularly contemporary and Latin. Dance has always been a royal road to escape, resilience and forgiveness for me and I am convinced of the healing power of it. Oh yeah, and I live for 70% cocoa chocolate. MARION - I am interested in socio-cultural aspects and politico-legal contexts surrounding women's rights. I like to explore communication media and tools, especially digital ones, to inform, raise awareness and mobilize around feminist causes and I have acquired professional skills in audiovisual editing and communication strategy. I think you got it, I'm a feminist. I am also passionate about theater and cheese, and I am practicing ventriloquism.

What I am looking for through this trip

To other travelers: we challenge you to continue fighting for the world you want to live in, and to take gender inequalities, human rights and the environment into account in your projects! 3 challenges that we would like to take up? Make the most complete and impactful documentary possible, learn as much as possible from the people we will meet, share with you all that we are experiencing and will live in the realization of this project!

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