Reproductive rights

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Climate crisis is ‘not gender neutral’: UN calls for more policy focus on women
Only a third of countries with climate crisis plans include access to sexual, maternal and newborn health services, UNFPA report finds

Sarah Johnson

10, Oct, 2023 @4:00 AM

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‘Gut-churning’: anger as Hungarian president addresses major women’s rights conference
Katalin Novák, an anti-abortionist and promoter of pro-natalist policies, spoke at the opening of the Women Deliver conference in Rwanda

Weronika Strzyżyńska and Ruchi Kumar in Kigali

19, Jul, 2023 @11:17 AM

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‘Miscarriage? Take sick leave’: global health organisations are failing their female staff
Damning report also finds sexual and reproductive rights under threat from a ‘global backslide’ and opposition to gender equality

Kaamil Ahmed

12, Jul, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Peru violated rights of 13-year-old girl repeatedly raped by father, UN rules
Authorities denied pregnant Indigenous girl her legal right to an abortion and ‘re-victimised’ her, UN child rights committee says

Dan Collyns in Lima

16, Jun, 2023 @11:49 AM

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Anguish as rape survivors in Sudan unable to access vital medication
Emergency contraception, HIV-prevention and abortion drugs are locked in a warehouse in Khartoum – leaving women to turn to desperate measures

Weronika Strzyżyńska

14, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Historic moment’ as El Salvador abortion case fuels hopes for expanded access across Latin America
Human rights court hears seriously ill woman denied procedure as advocates call for change in region with world’s most restrictive abortion laws

Julia Zulver in San Salvador

24, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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UK launches gender equality plan but critics call funding a ‘drop in the ocean’
Foreign secretary’s new strategy branded ‘meaningless’ in face of parliamentary inquiry into impact of slashing overseas aid

Kaamil Ahmed

08, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘These are not crimes’: women in Argentina facing jail for obstetric emergencies
Women who experience stillbirths, miscarriages and other complications are still being punished for alleged abortions

Natalie Alcoba in Buenos Aires

07, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UN warns against alarmism as world’s population reaches 8bn milestone
UNFPA head urges countries to focus on helping women, children and marginalised people most vulnerable to demographic change

Lizzy Davies

18, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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How Rwanda could become one of the first countries to wipe out cervical cancer
With a strong HPV vaccination programme for girls and a concerted screening and treatment drive for women, the country could be the first in Africa to eliminate the disease

Sarah Johnson in Huye district, Rwanda

18, Aug, 2022 @6:15 AM

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UK government honoured anti-abortion figure before editing women’s rights statement
Former US envoy given award at conference now engulfed in row over changes to reproductive rights pledges, while participant list revealed to have included members of a group accused of hate speech

Lizzy Davies

09, Aug, 2022 @8:51 AM

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Feminists in India applaud their abortion rights – but they don’t extend to Dalit women | Shreeja Rao
The cost of reproductive care and the discrimination we face leaves my community in effect excluded from any gains

Shreeja Rao

03, Aug, 2022 @5:15 AM

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