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MEXICO – Ipas Central America & Mexico video on misoprostol watched by hundreds of thousands

In 2018, Ipas Central America and Mexico (CAM) created an informational video in Spanish on how women can safely self-manage an abortion using misoprostol, which available in most pharmacies in Mexico without a prescription. Staff started using the video to train Mexican pharmacy workers so they...

NORTH KOREA – Women experience gross human rights violations in the country’s detention centres

A report released by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on 28 July 2020 describes allegations of human rights violations committed against North Korea women who are detained upon being forcibly returned to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The women are...

UN WORKING GROUP ON DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

The Working Group is soliciting your contributions for the preparation of the thematic report on women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights in situations of crisis – to be presented to the 47th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2021.

INDIA – Careline: A helping hand, a listening ear

In January 2019, the Hidden-Pockets Collective in Bangalore launched Careline, a WhatsApp-based helpline for abortion care for those looking for a “reliable, affordable and non-judgmental abortion service and a safe space to turn to with their questions and concerns. Counselling is available in Hindi, English and...

New Study: Why Legal Abortion Doesn’t Ensure Access to Abortion

The constant legal battle to keep the doors of abortion providers open for patients can obscure the fact that legal abortion is the bare-minimum starting point for ensuring equitable access to safe, affordable abortion care. We already know that targeted attacks on abortion care providers have led...

Good News: Philadelphia is the Latest City to Rally Behind Equal Pay

The City of Philadelphia announced that the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) will begin enforcing the Wage Equity Ordinance on September 1, 2020. That means that as of September 1, it is illegal for employers to ask about or require you to disclose your wage history...

Hiroshima: an unneeded atrocity

Left: photo of mushroom cloud above Hiroshima by George R. Caron;Right: above Nagasaki. Wikipedia.The horror of Hiroshima stands undiminished though 75 years have passed.  August 6 dawns, and forever it carries the mark of humanity's worst single sin.  August 6 and its twin, August 9, bring tears...

INTERNATIONAL SAFE ABORTION DAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2020 – THIRD CALL TO ACTION (in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic)

For 28 September this year, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Campaign is calling on all countries to make telemedicine and self-managed abortion possible and safe. Follow the link for our full call to action...