This report was developed and produced by Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Educational Trust–Malawi (WLSA Malawi) and Godfrey Dalitso Kangaude, who is a Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Fellow at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHRC) at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, USA. It was adapted from a longer, multi-authored and supervised human rights report. In addition to this report, WLSA Malawi, Godfrey … Continued
We have received the letter below from seven US-based human rights groups – Human Rights First, American Jewish World Service, Amnesty International, Council for Global Equality, Equity Forward, Global Justice Center and Human Rights Watch – calling on all human rights supporters to urgently contact your government’s representatives at the 2020 UN General Assembly in New York (15-30 September 2020) before the first general debate on 22 September 2020.
On 19 August 2020, we published a report of the case of a ten-year-old girl who had to travel halfway across Brazil to have a legal abortion and how the anti-abortion movement acted to try and prevent that abortion and how the forces of justice and supportive health professionals made sure the abortion took place and she got home safely. This week, Sonia Corrêa published a comprehensive report of what happened, and added new information … Continued
The European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual & Reproductive Rights reports that in the past week, 136 parliamentarians from 27 countries across Europe, including 53 Members of the European Parliament, signed a letter voicing deep concern over recent attempts in the Slovakian Parliament to tighten the current abortion law. The letter, dated 9 September 2020, urged the National Council’s ruling coalition to respect the fundamental rights of all Slovakians to make autonomous decisions about their own bodies and reproductive … Continued
With physical access to health facilities in Pakistan severely limited by the country’s rapidly growing number of Covid-19 cases, providing women and girls an alternative way to get reproductive health counseling and information “is the need of the hour,” says Ghulam Shabbir Awan, director of Ipas Pakistan. A new telehealth initiative is helping meet that need. The project is a joint effort by Ipas Pakistan, provincial departments of health and Sehat Kahani Pakistan, a non-governmental organization working … Continued