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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

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

Dominican Republic: UN rights experts urge legislators to back President Medina’s stand on abortion

A group of United Nations human rights experts* today urged all Dominican Republic legislators to protect women and girls’ rights to sexual and reproductive health in the country by supporting President Danilo Medina’s position against regressive amendments of the Penal Code regarding abortion.

Source: United Nation Human Rights (OHCHR)

Dominican Republic: UN rights experts urge legislators to back President Medina’s stand on abortion

A group of United Nations human rights experts* today urged all Dominican Republic legislators to protect women and girls’ rights to sexual and reproductive health in the country by supporting President Danilo Medina’s position against regressive amendments of the Penal Code regarding abortion.

Source: United Nation Human Rights (OHCHR)

Big data and sexual surveillance

This paper highlights the gendered and racialised effects of data practices; outlines the overlapping nature of state, commercial and peer surveillance; and maps the challenges and opportunities women and queers encounter on the nexus between data, surveillance, gender and sexuality.

We need new words

Every year, especially when you work in, with, on and around social justice issues, a new word is found, and new languages are developed that attempt to break down walls and to create more room for intersectional work.

Source: AWID Forum

Amendment in Turkish penal code runs the risk of seeking consent from childen

Article 103 of the Turkish penal code, recently amended and passed through Parliament, runs the risk of seeking consent from childen between 12 and 15 years of age.

Source: The TPC 103 women’s platform

La ONU pide acciones para garantizar los derechos de las mujeres y travestis

El Comité de la ONU para la Eliminación de la Discriminación contra la Mujer evaluó el cumplimiento del Estado argentino de la Convención CEDAW. Hoy difundió sus observaciones finales. El Estado está obligado a implementarlas para garantizar los derechos de las niñas, adolescentes, mujeres, travestis y trans en la Argentina.

Source: Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)

Study on Irish women seeking at-home termination of pregnancy (TOP) using online telemedicine

This report examined the demographics and circumstances of women in Ireland and Northern Irealnd requesting and completing medical TOP between January 2010 and December 2012.

Khwezi showed how to challenge rape culture – the rest is up to us

The death of Fezekile ‘Khwezi’ Kuzwayo, the woman who accused Jacob Zuma of rape, must not extinguish the powerful principles for which she stood.

Source: The Guardian and AWID