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Stopping All Violence

Last week, President Obama signed the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds support groups for and prosecution of violent crimes against women. VAWA has made an enormous impact over the years, [...]

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A Girl Who Changed the World, A Victory for Women Everywhere

A Girl Who Changed the World, A Victory for Women Everywhere In 2009, a girl from Peru named L.C. demanded justice. Two years earlier, she needed an abortion—had a legal right to abortion—and was denied, [...]

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UN Committee: El Salvador’s Absolute Ban on Abortion Violates Women’s Human Rights

UN Committee: El Salvador’s Absolute Ban on Abortion Violates Women’s Human Rights Committee calls on Salvadoran government to immediately review and amend the country’s extreme abortion laws, which have led to the harsh criminalization of [...]

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UN Human Rights Committee Makes Landmark Decision Establishing Women’s Right to Access to Legal Abortion

Woman Forced to Carry Fatally Impaired Fetus to Term Wins Case New York, NY-Today, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) decided its first abortion case, KL v. Peru. The decision establishes that denying access [...]

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