FRANCE – 28 septembre : lettre d’interpellation du collectif “Avortement, les femmes décident !”

(Open Letter by the collective “Abortion, women decide”) The International Federation for Human Rights called for demonstrations across France for 28 September, which happened in many places, as reported in a previous newsletter. They also sent an open letter to Agnès Buzyn, French Minister of Health, calling on her to defend access to abortion for all women. It was signed by a wide range of more than 90 groups and associations – feminist, trade union, … Continued

FRANCE – Haut Conseil à l’Égalité (High Council on Equality between Women and Men)

A l’occasion de la journée mondiale du droit à l’#avortement du 28 septembre, le Haut Conseil à l’Egalité rappelle que ce droit reste fragile et défend l’accès à un avortement libre et gratuit pour toutes les femmes en France et à l’international. (On the occasion of International Safe Abortion Day on 28 September, the High Council on Equality noes that this right remains fragile and defends access to free abortion without restrictions for all women … Continued

FRANCE – FIDH: International Federation for Human Rights

For September 28, FIDH participated in the Collective “Abortion: women decide” in France. They called for demonstrations everywhere in France, and on Agnès Buzyn, Minister of Health, to defend access to abortion for all women. An article was published on the struggle of women to have the fundamental right to a safe abortion here.

FRANCE – Le Mouvement français pour le planning familial (le Planning) launches a campaign for the right to abortion everywhere

In France, although abortion is still in the law, it is still not “legitimate”, women are regularly asked to justify themselves. Many people speak of abortion as a “failure”, of those women who are not able to “use contraception properly and who” become pregnant “by” accident “. All these words are internalized by women, which sometimes causes a feeling of worthlessness when someone is faced with an unplanned pregnancy situation. Only 36% of the world’s population lives in … Continued

MONACO – Monaco to decriminalise abortion, but not provide it

On 17 June 2019, the National Council of Monaco voted unanimously to amend the legislation relating to abortion. The bill was first presented in October 2017. Since then, the Commission on Women’s and Family Rights carried out a consultation with a range of groups – medical, women’s rights, youth, the Catholic diocese and others. On 5 August 2019, the government of Monaco said in a statement that they would move in the coming months to … Continued

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