EuroNGOs are calling on civil society organizations around the world to sign a statement applauding the Global Fundraising Initiative, launched by Dutch government, which the Dutch have named She Decides. The aim is to raise funds to offset the loss … Continued
In January 2016, in celebration of the African Union Year of Human Rights, Especially Women’s Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) launched a regional campaign on decriminalization of abortion. The Pan African Parliament has committed … Continued
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has issued a new General Comment on Adolescents which includes very progressive and strong language on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights of adolescents. Among many other advancements, the … Continued
In December 2016, the Northern Territory Government published a Discussion Paper that contains various proposals to reform abortion laws in the Territory. The Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) welcomes this opportunity to comment on the proposed reforms. The HRLC … Continued
This report, published in November 2016 by the Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology at Jindal Global Law School, in collaboration with the Ipas Development Foundation India, aims to clarify provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 (MTP … Continued
We would like to encourage Campaign members in countries that provide funding for international development, and specifically for contraception, abortion and/or post-abortion care, to write a joint letter signed by national groups to their Minister for International Development and contacts … Continued
In March 2017, both the Senate’s Health and Constitution Commissions will finalise the text of each clause of the bill. The final text will hopefully be agreed and then taken to the floor of the Senate for a vote.
A statement by the Minister of Health of Malaysia, in which he threatened investigation and prosecution of anyone selling or purchasing medical abortion pills online, was widely reported in the press.
An ad-hoc, non-affiliated group of activists, academics, artists and trade unionists are preparing a nationwide strike for repeal of the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution on 8 March 2017.
A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged all Dominican Republic legislators to protect women and girls’ rights to sexual and reproductive health in the country by supporting President Danilo Medina’s position against regressive amendments of the Penal Code regarding abortion.