SAMOA – Preliminary findings of a ten-day mission to Samoa by Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice

  The UN Working Group’s mission was the first official visit ever to Samoa by independent experts designated by the UN Human Rights Council. Kamala Chandrakirana and Eleonora Zielinska represented the Working Group.   Text from the preliminary findings as … Continued

DENMARK – Denmark follows Canada’s lead, gives $37 million to push back on Trump’s overseas abortion funding ban

    Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced Tuesday at the UN General Assembly that Denmark would give $37 million to fund organizations that are losing funds due to the re-instatement and expansion of the US Global Gag Rule. … Continued

ISLE OF MAN – Isle of Man abortion bill: Nearly 3,000 responses submitted in consultation

  Nearly 3,000 responses have been submitted in an online public consultation on proposed changes to Manx abortion laws, which closed on 18 September. The draft Abortion Reform Bill 2017 would allow terminations to be carried out in the first … Continued

28 SEPTEMBER: MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES

The Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal, Seguro y Gratuito in Argentina are the new coordinators of the Latin American & Caribbean 28 September Regional Campaign. They call on all activists, networks and organizations to unite across the region and make visible the collective strength of standing together on 28 September with hashtags #UnGritoGlobal por el #AbortoLegal and to send details of all your activities to them by 27 September.

A CALL TO WORLD LEADERS WHO SUPPORT ACCESS TO SAFE ABORTION – Make a statement for 28 September 2017.

The women’s movement internationally has celebrated 28 September as a day of action for the right to safe abortion since 1990. Join us this year.

This year, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are calling on the United Nations, its agencies and human rights bodies, and all national leaders – both governmental and non-governmental – to stand up for safe abortion for everyone with an unwanted pregnancy who requests it. #LeavingNoOneBehind

FRENCH POLYNESIA – Open Letter to Brigitte Macron (First Lady, France) from En Marche French Polynesia branch

  This open letter from women in the political party En Marche to the First Lady of France asserts the right of women in French Polynesia and New Caledonia to equal treatment in respect of French abortion law and policy … Continued

BRAZIL – Anti-abortion amendment seeks to sabotage a bill in Congress to extend maternity cover to premature births

    An unexpected amendment, scheduled for a vote on 20 September, has been called a “Trojan horse” because it aims to sabotage the real purpose of the bill, which is to create important benefits for women’s reproductive health by … Continued

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