The UN Working Group’s mission was the first official visit ever to Samoa by independent experts designated by the UN Human Rights Council. Kamala Chandrakirana and Eleonora Zielinska represented the Working Group. Text from the preliminary findings as … Continued
Newborn infants found dead, often in public places, are most of the time the outcome of rape, incest or adultery. In February, the body of a three-day-old baby was found in a plastic bag under a truck in the … Continued
Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced Tuesday at the UN General Assembly that Denmark would give $37 million to fund organizations that are losing funds due to the re-instatement and expansion of the US Global Gag Rule. … Continued
The response of Morocco to the recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council in Geneva this week contained one surprise. In a document that reached H24info before the formal response on 22 September, it … Continued
Nearly 3,000 responses have been submitted in an online public consultation on proposed changes to Manx abortion laws, which closed on 18 September. The draft Abortion Reform Bill 2017 would allow terminations to be carried out in the first … Continued
Anti-rights activists in Russia gathered more than 900,000 signatures to petition President Vladimir Putin to pass a law criminalising all abortions, supported by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. In Moscow, for the 7th year they hosted an … Continued
The Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal, Seguro y Gratuito in Argentina are the new coordinators of the Latin American & Caribbean 28 September Regional Campaign. They call on all activists, networks and organizations to unite across the region and make visible the collective strength of standing together on 28 September with hashtags #UnGritoGlobal por el #AbortoLegal and to send details of all your activities to them by 27 September.
The women’s movement internationally has celebrated 28 September as a day of action for the right to safe abortion since 1990. Join us this year.
This year, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are calling on the United Nations, its agencies and human rights bodies, and all national leaders – both governmental and non-governmental – to stand up for safe abortion for everyone with an unwanted pregnancy who requests it. #LeavingNoOneBehind
This open letter from women in the political party En Marche to the First Lady of France asserts the right of women in French Polynesia and New Caledonia to equal treatment in respect of French abortion law and policy … Continued
An unexpected amendment, scheduled for a vote on 20 September, has been called a “Trojan horse” because it aims to sabotage the real purpose of the bill, which is to create important benefits for women’s reproductive health by … Continued