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U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide (PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a [...]

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City of Manila Health Official Apologizes for the Denial of Reproductive Health Services and Violations Against Women

City of Manila Health Official Apologizes for the Denial of Reproductive Health Services and Violations Against Women (PRESS RELEASE) This week, a Manila City Health Office official has apologized for the barriers facing women with unplanned [...]

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Philippine Department of Justice Fails to Include Grounds for Abortion in Draft Criminal Code

Philippine Department of Justice Fails to Include Grounds for Abortion in Draft Criminal Code (PRESS RELEASE) More than 50 representatives from human rights organizations, academia, and other civil society groups in the Philippines and abroad, [...]

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Discriminatory or Rights Based? CHR Advisory on the Local Ordinance by the City of Manila

"By the issuance of EO 003, the City of Manila, an instrumentality and essential element of the state, committed a clear breach of CEDAW obligation. By adopting an ordinance that limits the choice to natural [...]

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Filipino Women and Men Sue Manila Mayor For Ban on Contraception

Suit Follows Release of Human Rights Groups' Study Finding Ban has Triggered Reproductive Health Crisis MANILA - Twenty Manila women and men filed a case today in a Philippine high court against the mayor of [...]

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Legal Action Readied Against Ex-Mayor Atienza

Various citizens' groups announced yesterday that they are readying legal action against former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza for damages done to women and poor families by his nine-year ban on contraception in the city's health [...]

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Landmark Decision By Colombia’s Highest Court Liberalizes One Of The World’s Most Restrictive Abortion Laws

Colombia’s Constitution Requires Government to Allow for Abortion in Some Cases New York, NY | More Info In a landmark decision, Colombia's highest court has ruled that abortion must be permitted when a pregnancy threatens [...]

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