CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS – Summary of jurisprudence on reproductive rights from UN treaty-monitoring bodies

This booklet summarises the jurisprudence from United Nations treaty monitoring bodies on reproductive rights, particularly the standards on reproductive health information and contraception, maternal health care, and abortion. It is intended to provide treaty body experts and human rights advocates … Continued

SHE DECIDES – Today is the first anniversary of the SheDecides conference 2017

  SheDecides has compiled a list of global events being organised in all world regions. Countdown Europe 2030 report that in Europe, the Swedish Deputy Prime Minister is publishing an opinion piece in Sweden’s largest morning newspaper; Rutgers in the … Continued

MADAGASCAR – Les discussions publiques autour de l’avortement sont très rares à Madagascar

(Public meetings about abortion are very rare in Madagascar. At this one, the room was full, especially with women. FP2020 is about the need for contraceptive use but its documents also talk about millions of women and young women exposed … Continued

IRELAND – Date and draft text agreed for the abortion referendum, while a 2017 ruling that could sabotage it is being examined by the Supreme Court

News is pouring in from Ireland. On 20 February the Irish Cabinet agreed the wording for the draft legislation set the process in motion for a referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution. The amendment, passed in a … Continued

NORTHERN IRELAND / UK – CEDAW find that the UK violates the rights of women in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting access to abortion

The Northern Ireland Alliance for Choice has welcomed the report of the CEDAW Inquiry, published on 23 February 2018, which was launched following a submission to CEDAW in 2015 by three Northern Irish groups – the Family Planning Association, Northern … Continued

ISLE OF MAN – Two recent surveys give opposite results, showing just how much it matters what you ask

Two surveys of people’s views on changing the abortion law on the Isle of Man were recently conducted. The one was in fact a consultation by the island’s government. The other was a phone survey by an anti-choice group. The … Continued

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