To feminist groups around the world
We are Femidangdang, a young feminist group in South Korea.
We co-hosted a demonstration called ‘Black Protest' in Seoul, South Korea on October 15th, and we plan to continue it on October 29th. It will be of the same concept, working for the legalisation of abortion in our country.
Recently the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Korea suggested a new bill. It included the decision to suspend a doctor's license for 10 months if they were caught doing the illegal but currently generally looked-over procedure of abortion. Obstetricians and gynecologists objected against this bill and decided not to carry out the procedure until the bill was officially rejected. 'Black Protest' in is a movement against the Health Ministry disregarding the right a woman has of her own body and life. We walk together and speak up together in black, as in unity we find strength. Strength to change what social standards, tradition and custom have always told us: ‘women do not matter’.
We know there are plenty of other countries fighting for the legalisation of abortion, as we are in Seoul. We hope to join hands not only within our culture but outwards to truly accomplish sexual equality.
Femidangdang and Razem (the Polish party that organized the first ‘Black Protest' in Poland) have been communicating via Facebook for last few days, and we've planned worldwide project using SNS platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on) that will bring us together.
We'll start to share the photos taken wearing black with the text and hashtags below at the same time (13:00 GMT, 22 Oct 2016) and spread it to the world. Let’s fight together for women’s rights - including a freedom to choose what happens to her body, life and future.
(The sentences in ( ) are explanations that should be deleted and not shown to the public.)
(Inscription in your language)
(Example: in Korean)
낙태죄폐지를 위한 검은시위에 함께합시다!
1. 검은 옷을 입고 사진을 찍어 주세요.
2. 밑의 해시태그 전체를 복사 붙여넣기하여 사진과 함께 SNS에 공유해 주세요.
(The same inscription in English)
Let’s join forces for the legalization of abortion!
1. Take a photo wearing black.
2. Share it on SNS while using all the hashtags below.
#검은시위 #연대는우리의무기 #czarnyprotest #SolidarnoscNaszaBronia #blackprotest #SolidarityIsOurWeapon (#blackprotest in your language) (#SolidarityIsOurWeapon in your language)
(You could add or attach some other explanations if you want, we just want to share the same hashtags in various languages)
Example: on Twitter
We hope feminists in the world to join this project and start it at the same time. Could you please let us know if you want to join the project as a group?
If you want to join this project, please send us A. B. and C. below
or Twitter direct message (@femidangdang)
Please send us the message until 12:00 GMT, 22 Oct 2016, (if it's possible) therefore we can start and share the hashtag at the same time.
A. The name and nationality of your group
B. A translation of this inscription in your language
"Let’s join forces for the legalization of abortion!
1. Take a photo wearing black.
2. Share it on SNS platforms while using all the hashtags below."
C. A translation of this hashtag in your language
Thank you, we'll wait for your message!
From Korea with love & solidarity