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Request for Sign-On: HRC39 Joint NGO statement on abortion rights

In support of the September 28 “Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion” Sexual Rights Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights, Ipas, the Asia-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women, the Youth Coalition for…

39th session of the UN Human Rights Council

The 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place from September 10-28, 2018. See the full programme of work here. To see the expected resolutions and panels check out this guide by the Sexual Rights Iniative. We also invite everyone who will be in Geneva on September 13th to the Sexual Rights Initiative Side Event: Regional Developments in Abortion Law & Policy Reform (13:00-14:30, Room XXV). In support of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, panelists will highlight regional developments in abortion law and policy reform, shed light on regional commonalities and differences that have led to change, and illustrate the ways in which different stakeholders have used human rights law to develop innovative strategies to advance the right to access safe and legal abortion in their region.

Zeid warmly welcomes appointment of new UN Human Rights Chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday warmly welcomed the UN General Assembly’s appointment of Michelle Bachelet to succeed him when his mandate comes to an end on 31 August 2018.

Women's rights face global pushback from conservativism, fundamentalism – UN experts warn

“Alarming pushbacks have been progressing across regions of the globe”, through what the Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice described as “alliance of conservative political ideologies and religious…

Unconscionable: When Providers Deny Abortion Care - new report from IWHC

The global women’s movement has fought for many years to affirm safe and legal abortion as a fundamental right, and the global trend has been the liberalization of abortion laws. Progress is not linear, however, and persistent barriers prevent…

Fact Sheet: Addressing Medical Professionals’ Refusals to Provide Abortion Care on Grounds of Conscience or Religion: European Human Rights Jurisprudence on State Obligations to Guarantee Women’s Access to Legal Reproductive Health Care

New factsheet by Center for Reproductive Rights In many European countries where abortion is legal, domestic laws and regulations allow medical professionals to refuse to provide abortion care or other forms of reproductive health care on grounds…

Ireland has voted 'Yes' to end the ban on abortion after a historic referendum

Ireland voted decisively to repeal one of the world’s more restrictive abortion bans, sweeping aside generations of conservative patriarchy and the vast influence of the Roman Catholic Church. The long awaited results, reflected in the numbers…

Feminist street action in Croatia

Group of feminists and pro-choice activists, the Platform for Reproductive Rights, on the eve of the so-called March for Life held on Saturday, May 20th which year after year further silences women’s voices staged a night-time street action…

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