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U.S. Must Stand Strong on International Agreement to Address Gender Violence

It’s time to leverage the VAWA victory and momentum for women’s rights and turn our attention to women and girls beyond our borders.

It’s time to leverage the VAWA victory and turn our attention to the needs of women and girls around the world.

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India’s Newest Landowners Signal a Sprouting Revolution

Photo: Landesa

One year ago, India’s first-ever Women’s Land Rights Facilitation Center opened in Odisha State. This month, 150 local women were approved to receive the titles to their land. There has been increased global momentum around women, land, and farming but for all the talk, will there be the walk? 

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At the Commission on the Status of Women: Snapshots of the Right

Not everyone present at the Commission on the Status of Women was advocating for sexual and reproductive health. Some right-wing organizations wanted to roll back progress on women’s health.

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Real Prevention for Women at Commission on Status of Women

A standing-room-only panel at the Commission on the Status of Women examined the need to integrate gender analysis in local HIV/AIDS responses.

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Right’s Rubber Fetus Dolls, Scare Tactics at Commission on Status of Women

The fact that this year’s Commission on the Status of Women theme was the “equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men” mattered little to right-wing organizations, who emphasized abortion and sexual orientation.

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Lived Experience Brings Human Rights Message Home at CSW

Personal stories of coerced sterilization and on the influence of religious tradition on sexual and reproductive health captured the audience at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

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It All Starts With Contraceptive Security

All proposals to advance women, to empower women economically, socially, legally, will be highly ineffectual unless each and every woman is able to choose whether and when to have children.

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