The African Leaders’ Declaration on Safe, Legal Abortion as a Human Right, 20 January 2017

  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

UN General Comment No. 20 (2016) on the implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence

  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

Discussion paper on the termination of pregnancy law reform in the Australian Northern Territory

  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

CALL for SOLIDARITY ACTION, Global Gag Rule: Please write to your International Development Minister

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

UN rights experts urge legislators to back Dominican Republic’s stand on abortion

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.

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