Time: 2 – 3pm
Date: Sunday 18th September
Venue: Haggerston Community Centre
In this panel discussion, activists at the forefront of reproductive justice campaigning talk about their work, the current state of reproductive health in the UK, why we must not ignore what’s happening in the USA and what the future looks like for global reproductive justice.
Naz Toorabally – panel chair
Naz Toorabally (she/her) is a health communications specialist and published researcher in sexual function and wellbeing. She previously worked with sexual and reproductive health organisation Decolonising Contraception to manage the delivery of The Sex Agenda project and digital relationships and sex education charity for young people Fumble. Her aim in the work she does is to help improve health literacy for all, but particularly efforts to redress health inequalities among racially minoritised and LGBTQ+ communities to enable people to make informed decisions about their health and medical care.
Ammaarah – Ad’iyah
Ammaarah (she/her) is an educator, writer and consultant on all things related to gender, race and reproductive justice. She is a peer researcher for the Ubele Initiative and is the founder of Ad’iyah, a collective supporting and elevating Muslim voices in the fight for reproductive justice.
Edem Barbara Ntumy – Decolonising Contraception
Edem Barbara Ntumy (she/her) is a community educator whose work ranges across sexual and reproductive health, feminism and anti-racism. She initially started as volunteer for a sexual health project almost a decade ago, going on to work in the sector and most notably co-leading Decolonsing Contraception. Edem has previously worked with Verifie Health, who provide information, advice, confidential and affordable STI tests in Ghana.
Earlier this year, she was the recipient of the 2022 Olive Morris Memorial Award in remembrance of community leader and activist Olive Elaine Morris. She also set up the non-for-profit called Women’s Health Initiative Ghana this year, to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of women and girls in Ghana. The organisation provides women and girls with knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and facilitates access to services.
Holly Seglah – Black Women’s Reproductive Health Project
Holly (she/her) works as a Social Policy Officer for Development Pathways and is a freelance consultant specialising in inclusive disaster risk reduction policy and practice. Holly has volunteered with the Black Women’s Reproductive Health Project since its inception in early 2020 and has taken on the roles of Project Coordinator, Research Lead, Report Writer and Peer Support Group Facilitator.