Grantee Partners: AbortionData.org

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The Abortion Data Org project that will be supported by inroads 2021 iPF Grants focuses on researching, measuring, and providing easy-to-access data about abortion stigma in Colombia.

The project aims to challenge traditional powers by producing data with a feminist and stigma-free approach. Providing these findings in a user-friendly and non-academic online source, so people with different expertise can access the results easily.

Key activities:

  • Constructing a scale to determine abortion stigma based on the assessment of official and non-official statistics on abortion in Colombia.
  • Exploring cognitive frameworks and representations linked to abortion stigma in social media in Colombia.
  • Displaying the results of the research in a user-friendly way to increase the visibility of the information. 

The team behind the project:

Lina López is a sociologist and current student of the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Women’s and Gender studies of the European Union. She has worked as an advocate for sexual health and reproductive rights, and body governance. Currently, she is focused on research about abortion and data, her work will be published in  AbortionData.org.

Oscar Javier Maldonado is an Senior Lecturer in the programme of Sociology at Escuela de Ciencias Humanas in Universidad del Rosario (Colombia). He completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at Lancaster University (UK) in 201. Oscar held a position as a Postdoc in the Department of Thematic Studies at Linköping University (Sweden). There, he worked on two research projects: ‘Healthy and Pharmaceutical Subjectivities’ funded by the European Research Council and ‘A constant torment: Tracing the Discursive Contours of the Aging Prostate’ funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). Oscar has been an associated researcher of the Group of Social Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine at Universidad Nacional de Colombia (GESTM) and elected member of the Council of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) for the period (2015-2018).

For this project, they are planning to hire an undergrad student from the sociology program as a research assistant.

How will they assess the project’s positive impact? 

The Abortion Stigma Data Project will share its results online in a friendly and easy-to-access form.

What results will be shared with the inroads community?

In the short term, the impact will be measured in the number of journalistic articles, social media activity, and the general press coverage about the project. A long-term impact will be measurable by observing academic publications citing the project’s data and results.

Visit their website here!