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United Nations Working Group: Women in the United States, Texas Face Extreme Barriers to Basic Health Care

United Nations Working Group: Women in the United States, Texas Face Extreme Barriers to Basic Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) Women in Texas and across the country continue to face discrimination and extreme barriers to basic [...]

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New U.N. Report: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Must Be at Core of Humanitarian Action in Crisis Settings

New U.N. Report: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Must Be at Core of Humanitarian Action in Crisis Settings (PRESS RELEASE) A new report from the United Nations Population Fund today finds that significant gaps remain [...]

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Texas Policy Harms Undocumented Women

Texas Policy Harms Undocumented Women Undocumented women in Texas often do not seek needed health care for fear of being stopped at checkpoints, while others are refused care due to their undocumented status. But in [...]

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Pressure Mounts for Kenya to Stop Quack “Doctors” Following Rape Arrest

Pressure Mounts for Kenya to Stop Quack “Doctors” One of Mugo Wairimu’s former patients recalls visiting his clinic for a pelvic exam. According to the Daily Beast, he gave her pills that knocked her unconscious [...]

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Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women And Girls Central to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women And Girls Central to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (PRESS RELEASE) Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is at the crux of 17 goals in [...]

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Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador  

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United States Rejects Calls by U.N. Human Rights Council to End Harmful Restrictions on Reproductive Rights

United States Rejects Calls by U.N. Human Rights Council to End Harmful Restrictions on Reproductive Rights U.S. position leaves women without access to essential health services (PRESS RELEASE) This week the United States government rejected [...]

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Kenyan High Court: Maternity Hospital Illegally Imprisoned Women, Violated Human Rights

Kenyan High Court: Maternity Hospital Illegally Imprisoned Women, Violated Human Rights Court orders Ministry of Health to address discrimination in public hospitals and award compensation to women who were unlawfully detained (PRESS RELEASE) The High Court [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Bans on Abortion at 20 Weeks: Unconstitutional, Unconscionable, and Unwarranted card link

Bans on Abortion at 20 Weeks: Unconstitutional, Unconscionable, and Unwarranted

The Supreme Court has ruled time and again that liberty is at the core of a woman’s right to control her destiny and her body, including decisions about whether ending or continuing a pregnancy is [...]

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Kenyan “Doctor” Arrested for Raping Female Patient

Kenyan “Doctor” Arrested for Raping Female Patient (PRESS RELEASE) This week Mugo Wairimu, an owner of health clinics posing as a gynecologist, was arrested after multiple Kenyan news outlets reported on a video exposé showing [...]

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Black Mamas Matter

African American women are nearly four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Without healthy black mothers, there cannot be healthy black families and communities. “I was hurting so bad I didn't [...]

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Pakistani High Court Calls for Response to Allegations Women Are Denied Maternal Health Services

Pakistani High Court Calls for Response to Allegations Women Are Denied Maternal Health Services (PRESS RELEASE) Today  the High Court of Sindh ordered the government of Sindh  to respond by September 29 to a petition [...]

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U.S. Senate Defeats Harmful Measure Stripping Planned Parenthood of All Federal Funding

U.S. Senate Defeats Harmful Measure Stripping Planned Parenthood of All Federal Funding (PRESS RELEASE) Pro-choice Senators blocked attempts to advance a measure today which would have stripped Planned Parenthood of all federal funding dedicated to [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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