REDAAS - Access to Safe Abortion Network

About us

REDAAS is a network of health and legal professionals associated with public and community health services in Argentina. Our commitment is to accompany and assist women in situations of legal abortion, understanding it as part of our professional, ethical and legal duty. Our goal is to help eliminate institutional and political barriers to access safe and legal abortions, promote appropriate interpretation and application of the causes contemplated in the current regulations and build a community to share information, exchange experiences and offer a space of solidarity, encouragement and political support.

The creation of this network started in 2011 as an initiative of the Health, Economy and Society Area of CEDES - Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad - and was institutionalized under the name of REDAAS in 2014, in a joint construction with ELA - Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género.

Since the beginning, REDAAS has counted with the collaboration of many people, and national and international organizations such as: Fundación para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer (FEIM), Amnesty International Argentina (AIA), Asociación de los Derechos Civiles (ADC), Consorcio Latinoamericano Contra el Aborto Inseguro (CLACAI), National Abortion Federation (NAF), Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF), International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) and IPAS.

In present day, REDAAS has more than 300 members from 14 different professions distributed in 20 provinces of Argentina.

Advocacy Committee

  • Analía Messina
  • Carolina Comaleras
  • Damian Levy
  • Daniel Teppaz
  • Felicitas Rossi
  • Fernando Giayetto
  • Gabriela Catellani
  • Gabriela Luchetti
  • Gustavo Chavez
  • José Luis De Iriondo
  • Mara Martínez Monteagudo
  • Ruth Zurbriggen
  • Sandra Formia
  • Silvia Totó
  • Susana Aminchardi
  • Viviana Mazur

Coordinating group

  • Silvina Ramos Area of Health, Economy and Society - Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES)
  • Natalia Gherardi Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género (ELA)
  • Mariana Romero Health, Economy and Society Area - Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES)
  • Agustina Ramón Michel Health, Economy and Society Area - Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES)
  • Nadia Ferrari Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género (ELA)
  • Zoe Verón Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género (ELA)
  • Maïte Karstanje Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género (ELA)

International council

  • Karen Padilla (IPAS)
  • Claudia Díaz Olavarrieta (Population Council)
  • Cristina Villareal (Oriéntame)
  • Dan Grossman (Ibis Reproductive Health)
  • Ilana Dzuba (Gynuity Health Projects)
  • Patricio Sanhueza (Ministry of Health of Mexico City)
  • Regina Tames (GIRE)
  • Susana Chavez (CLACAI)
  • Victoria Saporta (National Abortion Federation)
  • Ximena Casas (Planned Parenthood Federation Global)

National council

  • Analía Messina (REDAAS)
  • Daniel Teppaz (REDAAS)
  • Diana Maffía (Observatorio de Género del Consejo de la Magistratura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)
  • Edgardo Ábalos (Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, CREP)
  • Felicitas Rossi (Independent consultant)
  • Gabriela Luchetti (REDAAS)
  • Mabel Bianco (FEIM)
  • Mariela Belski (Amnesty International – Argentina)
  • Paola Bergallo (University of Palermo)
  • Ruth Zurbriggen (Socorristas en Red)
  • Valeria Isla (University ISalud)
  • Viviana Mazur (Federación Argentina de Médicos Generales)
  • Zulema Palma (Mujeres al Oeste)

How to join REDAAS

Would you like to be part of REDAAS? Please send a mail to info@redaas.org.ar with your full name, profession, institution and country of residence. Furthermore, please elaborate a small text describing why you would like to be part of REDAAS.