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TWO MAJOR MARCHES

Coverage of the Women's March Global 'march for our human rights', and upcoming activities to mark the 27th anniversary of the US Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade ...

GLOBAL – Sexuality Policy Watch Round-Up 2019

As in previous years, SPW has sent out a newsletter summarising 2019 with an excellent compilation of the main facts, trends, setbacks and victories in gender and sexuality politics that marked the year, and pointing to the challenges ahead in ...

COLOMBIA – Colombia’s Constitutional Court issues landmark decision on victims of reproductive violence in conflict

On 11 December 2019, the Colombian Constitutional Court issued an important decision recognising that women and girls who suffered forced contraception and forced abortion by their own armed groups should be recognized as ‘victims of armed conflict’. The decision is ...

GREECE – Athens metro ordered to remove anti-abortion posters

An anti-abortion poster displayed on 12 January in many places in the Athens metro, triggered a strong, negative reaction from the public and social media users. On 13 January, social media in Greece were flooded with pictures from the subway ...

NIGERIA – Doctor, guardian, remanded over abortion for 14-yr-old girl. But what about the rape?

A chief magistrate court in Kafanchan remanded a community doctor and and another man in a custodial centre for alleged criminal conspiracy and causing the death of an unborn child. The girl’s father filed the complaint. The doctor is the ...

SPAIN – Girl had the right at age 16 to have an abortion without parental consent

On 24 September 2019, a 16-year-old boy put a newborn baby into the river in a working class neighbourhood near Barcelona. Alerted by witnesses, the Catalan police arrested him. It took three days to find the baby's body. The Catalan ...