PORTUGAL: Petition signed by 28 NGOs was delivered to the Ombudsman

On 22 July 2015, in the last Parliamentary plenary session before the general elections on 4 October, the right-wing majority approved several restrictive amendments to the abortion law that has been in place since the 2007 national referendum. These amendments have affected only abortion on request up to ten weeks of pregnancy. Compulsory counselling was introduced as well as undeclared conscience objection in the provision of abortion services. Abortion on request became also became subject … Continued

SEXUAL RIGHTS INITIATIVE et al: Panel on Unsafe Abortion and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: What can be done to prevent it?

The Sexual Rights Initiative, together with the Permanent Missions of Norway and Slovenia, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the World Health Organization, the International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights, and Ipas, held an event during the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council entitled, ‘Unsafe Abortion and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: What can be done to prevent it?’ on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 in the Palais des Nations, … Continued

UK: Festival of Choice, London, 22-28 Sept 2015

This year, for the second year in a row, feminist and human rights organisations in the UK have organised the Festival of Choice in London from 22 to 28 September. The Festival of Choice aims to raise awareness of threats to reproductive rights and the plight of women and girls who do not have access to safe and legal abortion in countries around the world. The Festival of Choice also wishes to celebrate solidarity and … Continued

FRANCE: The second government to take part!

A l’occasion de la journée mondiale pour le droit à l’avortement, Marisol Touraine, ministre des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et des Droits des femmes a annoncé la création d’un numéro national d’information sur l’IVG et le lancement d’une campagne de communication sur le droit des femmes à disposer de leur corps. Alors qu’un tiers des femmes se sent insuffisamment informé sur l’interruption volontaire de grossesse (IVG), Marisol TOURAINE a annoncé ce matin: * la … Continued

CAWN, UK: Briefing Paper on Women’s Reproductive Rights in Latin America

Maternal and reproductive health is high on the international development agenda as critical to address in order to improve the rates of maternal mortality and morbidity in many developing countries. Maternal health and reproductive rights are intertwined, especially women’s rights to control their fertility and to choose when to become pregnant. But reproductive rights are very contentious in many countries in Latin America, in particular access to contraception and the termination of pregnancies. In this … Continued

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