The Ballyfermot Chapelizod Disability Action Collective (BCDAC) will be hosting a space for disabled men and women from Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Bluebell, Inchicore, Palmerstown and Clondalkin to feed into the NUI Galway and their Centre for Disability, Law and Policy (CDLP) research project on Re(al)Productive Justice.
Disabled women and men are often denied the right to make reproductive decisions, including decisions about fertility, contraception, pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. In many countries, there are specific laws criminalising sex with disabled men and women. There are also higher rates of sterilisation and forced abortion among disabled women and girls than non-disabled women.
The Ballyfermot Chapelizod Disability Action Collective want to hear about people’s experiences in regards to this, so they will be hosting two different Zoom calls on Thursday the 19th of November. The first takes place from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, the second from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.