In recent weeks, there has been a huge surge of interest by young people, especially in getting involved in the pro-choice struggle. Here a few voices of just a small sample of new ROSA activists – lend your voice too – join the struggle for repeal and pro-choice legislation – join an anti-racist, anti-capitalist, pro-LGBTQ socialist feminist group today – text your name, area & “ROSA” to 087299 5484
“When I moved to Ireland from India, a country where abortion is legal but a country that still has a long way to go before it achieves gender and sexual equality, I was appalled that abortion is illegal in Ireland. I knew that I wanted to do my bit in helping to repeal the 8th amendment or even provide support for women who need abortion and are in Ireland. During the Pride parade I came across the ROSA stall and after a 2 minute conversation with a ROSA activist I knew I wanted to be a part of this incredibly passionate group of people that was fighting vehemently for abortion rights. The decision to join ROSA, a group that is pro-choice, was one of the best decisions of my life and I finally feel that I am doing my bit and working to achieve the goal of a better, more tolerant society that respects human rights.”
The ROSA meetings always contain good discussions with like-minded, motivated people who want to work together for the same cause. During the ROSA meetings it feels like it’s possible to make a change for the better and reach full equality.
As a French young woman I’ve been shocked arriving in Ireland to realise that abortion was illegal. I quickly decided to fight on Irish women’s side to change the situation. In ROSA, I found the dynamics and positivity I was looking for. I like the way the abortion rights is not perceived as something you have to beg for, but as a legitimate human right.
I discovered ROSA on Facebook, went to the meeting by myself and never looked back! Such an engaging and inspiring meeting and organisation. They have a clear vision and plan. Rape culture, sexism, LGBTQ and abortion rights need to be addressed and ROSA will make a change. I am so glad I joined ROSA.
I joined ROSA after a demonstration organised by ROSA outside the Dail a couple of weeks ago. I was blown away by the speeches given and was inspired to learn more about ROSA as a group. I was totally inspired after my first ROSA meeting as I am passionate about fighting for equality especially when it comes to women’s rights. ROSA is a way for me to meet like-minded people who share the same views as I do. I had great fun at the Picnic for Repeal in the Phoenix Park and will continue to work with ROSA.