Countries around the world are adopting measures to stop the spread of Covid-19. But many of those measures, such as mandatory home confinement, restricted movement of goods and people, and even social distancing are wreaking havoc on the world’s supply chains. Some shipments are getting out, some are not, some are just collecting dust.
Four months into abortion funding in the time of Covid-19, we have learned a lot of things. The biggest, most important lesson is that our volunteers, our Abortion Without Borders partners, our supporters, and all the abortion pirates we know are very well placed to handle a world that requires thinking on your feet, navigating uncharted territory and, our favourite activity, creative problem solving. Through airport closures, restricted border crossings, socially distanced buses, 14-day quarantine … Continued
Dear friends, The world is in turmoil. Economies are in freefall. We have been brought to our knees – by a microscopic virus. The pandemic has demonstrated the fragility of our world. It has laid bare risks we have ignored for decades: inadequate health systems; gaps in social protection; structural inequalities; environmental degradation; the climate crisis. Entire regions that were making progress on eradicating poverty and narrowing inequality have been set back years, in a matter of months
After suffering three terrible years of being in prison and being put on trial – not just once but three times – Evelyn Hernandez has finally been acquitted by Salvadoran “justice”. What had she done? She had a miscarriage as a teenager in 2016, but was initially jailed for 30 years. She was successively accused of “aggravated homicide with premeditation” and then of “homicide aggravated by negligence”. This time, the prosecutor decided not to challenge her … Continued
On 13 July 2020, a journalist from Balkan Insight wrote: “An economic crisis looms and the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing – but the most pressing issue on the minds of many Slovak lawmakers is limiting women’s reproductive rights. Public debate on this issue has polarised society and triggered outrage among women’s rights activists in the past few weeks. Both the activists and most experts say that Slovakia already has a low abortion rate, and note … Continued