Participation in International Safe Abortion Day expected to be bigger than ever

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            28.09.16 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Participation in International Safe Abortion Day expected to be bigger than ever Campaigning across borders for the right to safe abortion began in the late 1970s. In 1990, a Latin American feminist conference launched the first regional campaign for the decriminalisation of abortion. They chose 28 September as their day of action, and it has remained as such since. In 2011, the day of … Continued

Open Letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and heads of UN agencies

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17 August 2016 Open Letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and heads of UN agencies: Ms Helen Clark, Administrator, UN Development Programme Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women Dr Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UN Population Fund Mr Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UN Children’s Fund Ms Irina Bokova, Director General, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Mr Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS Re: Making International Safe Abortion … Continued

Joint Statement by UN human rights experts

Sexual and reproductive health and rights Joint Statement by UN human rights experts*, the Rapporteur on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Special Rapporteurs on the Rights of Women and Human Rights Defenders of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights * The UN Special Rapporteurs on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, on the situation … Continued

Statement: Organization of American States

Declaration on Violence Against Women, Girls and Adolescents and their Sexual and Reproductive Rights Paragraphs on abortion That sexual violence against women, girls, and adolescents has harmful consequences, both for them and the whole of society. It affects their physical and reproductive health, increases the risk of maternal and infant and HIV-related morbidity and mortality, causes high-risk pregnancies and pregnancy-related issues, including abortions, premature births, fetal distress, and low birth weight, and has serious psychological impacts, such as physical … Continued

Statement: African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights

General Comment No. 2 on Article 14.1 (a), (b), (c) and (f) and Article 14. 2 (a) and (c) of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.     Preface By: Commissioner Soyata Maiga, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol) is … Continued

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