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#AbortTheStigma: Campaign for safe abortion access & reproductive justice

#AbortTheStigma is a campaign to normalise conversations about safe abortion. The stigma and shame surrounding abortion hinders access to safe and legal abortion services. We want to dispel myths and misconceptions about abortion services in India and embrace reproductive justice for all.

Urge El Salvador legislators to decriminalize abortion

Join the International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion and Amnesty International to to reject the criminalisation of abortion and protect the health and lives of millions of women in El Salvador. Call on legislators to support the bill in order to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of women and girls.

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Despite the US global gag rule, we’ll continue the campaign against FGM

Djenab Diallo, an End FGM Ambassador, discusses the group’s ‘Building Bridges’ campaign to raise awareness about female genital mutilation.

Source: Equal Times

US may go cheek by jowl with women’s rights abusers at UN gender talks

Donald Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ could align US with Iran, Sudan, Syria and other countries targeted by US travel ban at Commission on the Status of Women.

Source: AWID / The Guardian

US may go cheek by jowl with women’s rights abusers at UN gender talks

Donald Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ could align US with Iran, Sudan, Syria and other countries targeted by US travel ban at Commission on the Status of Women.

Source: AWID / The Guardian

US may go cheek by jowl with women’s rights abusers at UN gender talks

Donald Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ could align US with Iran, Sudan, Syria and other countries targeted by US travel ban at Commission on the Status of Women.

Source: AWID / The Guardian

CSW61: Open letter to UN member States

The international trade union movement and civil society allies are shocked at the behaviour of certain UN, including ILO, member States aimed at removing from the draft Agreed Conclusions all references to ILO Conventions and Recommendations.

Source: UNCSW61

HRC 34: States should reject attempts to weaken mandate of UN expert on human rights defenders

Member States of the Human Rights Council should resist attempts to weaken the resolution mandating the UN’s expert on the protection of human rights defenders, the International Service for Human Rights said today. 

Source: International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

Around the world: Sexual Politics in January 2017

Sexuality Policy Watch offers a review and recommends resources around the most impactful events in January 2017. The first and foremost events to be reported are avalanche of draconian and regressive policy measures adopted in the chaotic first two weeks of the Trump administration.

Source: Sexuality Policy Watch (SPW)

Feminist Standpoints on the Global Gag Rule

In the wake of the ‘Global Gag Rule’ (GGR)’s reinstatement, we asked women’s rights and feminist organisations around the world what this means for their work with women and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and how the news of the GGR and the Dutch fund will affect women in their regions.

Source: AWID