Reproductive rights

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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 effectively excluded from any gains made

Shreeja Rao

03, Aug, 2022 @5:15 AM

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UK in diplomatic standoff over deletion of abortion rights from gender statement
Exclusive: Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands refuse to sign edited version, drawing up new phrasing including women and girls’ sexual and reproductive rights

Lizzy Davies

28, Jul, 2022 @1:34 PM

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Senior Tory urges Liz Truss to explain deletion of abortion rights from statement
Exclusive: Equalities committee chair Caroline Nokes joins international outcry after UK dilutes commitment to women’s rights without consultation

Lizzy Davies

27, Jul, 2022 @12:40 PM

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Sierra Leone backs bill to legalise abortion and end colonial-era law
Country hails ‘monumental step’ towards expanding reproductive rights at a time when the US has overturned them

Emmanuel Akinwotu, west Africa correspondent

06, Jul, 2022 @11:57 AM

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‘It was my right, but they refused’: Turkish women denied access to free, safe abortions
With a de facto ban across much of Turkey, women are having to beg from hospital to hospital or seek private terminations – if they can afford it

Lara Villalon in Istanbul

05, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘I couldn’t have the baby’: Honduras’s poor suffer most from draconian abortion laws
Thousands of women and young girls living in poverty are forced to turn to a deadly illegal trade – risking jail and their lives

Francesca Volpi

30, Jun, 2022 @4:45 AM

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‘If you love or are a woman, don’t go to Malta,’ say couple in abortion drama
After her ‘babymoon’ became a tragic medical crisis, Andrea Prudente wants to use her story to oppose bans on abortion

Megan Clement

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Too many have suffered under Ghana’s abortion laws. Ending Roe v Wade risks our hope for change | Bisi Adjapon
In a country where stigma, poverty and religious beliefs compound anti-abortion laws, a rollback on US rights will only embolden extremists

Bisi Adjapon

23, May, 2022 @5:30 AM

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US supreme court abortion reversal would be global ‘catastrophe’ for women
If Roe v Wade is overturned, it will encourage anti-choice groups – particularly in the developing world, activists warn

Lizzy Davies

18, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Killed by abortion laws: five women whose stories we must never forget
As the US supreme court threatens to undo 49 years of access to safe and legal terminations, five women who died because of bans on abortion stand as warnings of what is at stake globally

Joe Parkin Daniels, Sarah Johnson, Weronika Strzyżyńska, Kaamil Ahmed and Mercy Kahenda

07, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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