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UGANDA PETITION/PRESS RELEASE

CSOs call Ugandan government endorsement of US anti-human rights document ‘political suicide’ and demand immediate nullification of co-sponsorship. On 22 October 2020, the Trump government was scheduled to present its so-called Geneva Consensus Declaration to a virtual side meeting at ...

POLAND – The government party was too cowardly to reopen the debate themselves; so the judges they appointed did it for them

There were just over 1,000 legal pregnancy terminations in Poland last year, while between 80,000 and 120,000 Polish women a year had an abortion abroad. The Polish government party, Law & Justice, had failed to restrict abortion further in the ...

ECUADOR – “Our grandmothers gave us the vote. Our mothers gave us the right to divorce. We will give our daughters the right to decide”: 28 September in Quito

In Ecuador, a bill to decriminalise abortion in cases of medical emergencies, which had been approved by the Parliament, was vetoed on 25 September by President Lenín Moreno. He said on Twitter that he vetoed it for “technical reasons” and ...

INDIA – The Orissa High Court’s troubling judgment denying an abortion

On 23 September 2020, the Orissa High Court – responding to a petition for the termination of a pregnancy – refused a physically disabled and mentally challenged rape victim’s request to abort the 24-week pregnancy. The court said it relied ...

MALAWI – MPs pledged to table Termination of Pregnancy Bill before 23 October recess: that’s today!

Members of the Health Committee of Parliament pledged to ensure the tabling of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill in the current sitting of the National Assembly. Recess is on 23 October so today is the last day. The MPs made ...

MADAGASCAR – Covid-19 has increased unemployment, prostitution and unwanted pregnancies

Having lost their jobs during the Covid-19 lockdown, many women have had to sell their bodies to survive and feed their families. Marie, 27, is an example. Six months ago she was still working as a machinist in a factory ...