The legalization of abortion  in Argentina in December 2020 triggered a wave of debates on reproductive rights across Latin America. Several countries in the region impose a total ban on abortion; and in others where the practice has been fully or partially legalized, it faces strong backlash from pro-life groups.
Join us on March 9 for the latest in our Global Voices Insights  live webinar series, where a panel will explore the impact of the Argentina decision on the rest of Latin America, and attempt to answer the question: Will Argentina's “green tide” spread throughout the region, changing laws and attitudes around abortion?
The session, which will be conducted in Spanish and moderated by Melissa Vida , Global Voices’ regional editor for Latin America, starts at 6pm UTC  (12pm Mexico City and Central America/1pm Bogotá/3pm Buenos Aires/7pm Madrid), and features the following:
- Anette Eklund, translator and content creator, journalist, professor, activist and advocate for linguistic democracy and human rights; also a Global Voices  contributor.
- Vienna Herrera, multimedia reporter with the Honduras news outlet Contracorriente, focused on issues of gender, sexual and reproductive rights, extractivism, environment and power structures; also a member of the team of the project “Land of Resistants,” a finalist for the Premio Gabo 2020.
- Gabriela Mesones Rojo, Venezuelan journalist specializing in gender and human rights, editorial coordinator of Caracas Chronicles and Cinco8; also a contributor and researcher  on Global Voices’ Civic Media Observatory .
- Giselle Carino, Argentine political scientist and activist, CEO of IPPFRHO (International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region), a growing feminist and progressive ecosystem of 26 local partner organizations, mostly from the South. Giselle's mission is to be a change agent and high-impact leader driving change toward gender equality throughout the global South.
We look forward to having you join us on March 9 at 6pm UTC (click this link  to convert to your local time zone)!