inroads Global Member Gathering: making inroads together on Abortion Stigma

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We are excited to invite you to the inaugural Global inroads Member Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. During this five day gathering of inroads members, attendees will engage in workshops, participatory panels, mutual learning, and discussions with an exciting group of fellow experts all active in mitigating abortion stigma in their contexts and regional settings.


Please peruse the attendance requirements, deadlines, and details below; we cannot wait to see you there!

Attendance Requirements and Meeting Details

  • All attendees must be members of the International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads). Further information below or join here.
  • The meeting will start at 9am on March 7th and continue until 5pm on March 11th in Bangkok.
  • Registration will close on at 8pm GMT on Thursday 28 January.
  • We are designing the meeting agenda to meet inroads member needs and interests and to foster mutual learning and co-mentoring. The final agenda will be based on the findings from the pre-meeting survey and content that members have offered to share in the pre-meeting survey and in the member application for funding. If you have suggestions for workshops, presentations or panels that you would like to convene, please email info@endabortionstigma.org.
  • This meeting will be conducted primarily in English. There will be opportunities for members who share other languages to have small group sessions in those languages.


Questions and Answers

Do I need to be a member of inroads to attend the global member meeting?

Yes, this meeting is for inroads members only. Inroads is a global network of advocates, scholars, health providers, and donors with the goal of shifting the global conversation on abortion to reimagine a world free of abortion stigma. Joining is simple and free. If you are not a member, please join us here!

When would I be in Bangkok?

Participants in the inroads global member meeting will arrive in Bangkok on March 6, 2016 and depart on March 12, 2016.

Where is the meeting being held and can I book a room there?

The inroads global member meeting will be held in Bangkok. inroads has reserved a block of rooms with a shared rate of 3000 Bhat (roughly 83USD) per room per night including breakfast and WiFi. Lunch will be included in the meeting program from March 7th- 11th. For more information or for questions, contact info@endabortionstigma.org.

Can I receive funding to support my travel and attendance?

From December 1-16, inroads accepted applications for funding to attend the global member meeting; applicants will be notified of their funding status by January 8th 2016. We are no longer able to accept applications for funding, but welcome those who are able to fund their participation to register and join us in Bangkok.

How can I have my registration cost waived?

If you need to have your registration cost waived in order to participate and aren't otherwise receiving funding from inroads to attend this meeting, please contact info@endabortionstigma.org. You will be provided with a code which you will enter when prompted by the "enter promotional code" field. If you are able to purchase a registration, please choose “participant registration.” All "tickets" are registrations for the same event and are otherwise equal.

Are the meeting rooms accessible?

All meeting rooms are accessible without using stairs. If you have additional accessibility needs, please contact info@endabortionstigma.org.

Will the meeting be translated into any other languages?

This meeting is serving the needs of the full global membership, whose primary shared language is English. Based on interests and needs shared in responses to the pre-meeting survey, all of the meeting activities and materials will be in English. We will have several opportunities for members who share a language to interact with each other in smaller groups at the meeting.

What if I would like to share my work, convene a session, or give a presentation?

The meeting agenda is being developed based on the needs and interests of members as well as on the work that members are ready to share. If you have something that you would like to present or share, please email info@endabortionstigma.org. There will also be considerable time set aside for open space, where meeting participants will be able to convene discussions or sessions. Inroads meetings are participatory in nature, with a strong emphasis on co-mentorship and mutual learning.

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