AUSTRALIA – Good news and bad news

Good News: On 10 April, the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) reports, in a landmark decision, the High Court confirmed that women have the right to safely and privately access reproductive healthcare without being accosted and intimidated.

Bad news: In the last week of March 2019, the Tabbot Foundation closed down. The cost of running the service, in a country where grants, government subsidies and benefactors do not exist for such things, was too much.

UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN – Reports on the 63rd annual CSW meeting

Sexuality Policy Watch wrote: “Since the mid-2000s, as anti-feminist forces began attending its sessions in increasingly larger numbers, the UN Commission on the Status of Women became a battlefield. Tensions and deadlocks intensified in recent years as de-democratizing trends mushroomed worldwide. … Continued

52ND COMMISSION ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT – Oral statement delivered by Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)

Universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality are foundational to the full implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific … Continued

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