Body autonomy is imperative to live freely as a person. Agency is all about having the freedom of making your own decisions and autonomy allows you to act independently.Both are objectively important and each help you to have control over your body and your life, which is why BPW Canada supports Ur Body, Ur Choice
The RRaJ Committee is currently developing a Position Paper that will serve to guide future BPW resolution and advocacy work (Spring 2024).
“The reproductive rights framework is largely centered on achieving women’s individualistic reproductive freedom through the legal system and has historically focused largely on the pro-choice and pro-life debate, sex education, and family planning.
The reproductive justice framework acknowledges the ways that socioeconomic status, gender, and race shape reproductive health care experiences and health policy.
Essentially, the reproductive rights framework is a more individualistic and legal approach, while reproductive justice is expansive, intersectional, and holistic.”
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Women are people of great strength and wisdom.
They shape the world and contribute to the prosperity and success of societies everywhere.
While intersectionality enriches and diversifies the world, unfortunately it also results in adversity due to a wide range of harmful prejudices, stereotypes, bias, systemic and societal issues. While we should do everything in our power to mitigate and eventually eliminate these issues, it's important that we acknowledge the difficulties of intersectionality and never forget to appreciate our differences.