“Protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in crisis settings is essential and a matter of human rights, but it is also complicated and unsustainable without a change in the way humanitarian assistance is provided and funded,” states a recently published report from the UN Population Fund.
These anti-government groups, quite a few of whom have deep ideological ties with white supremacist organizations and individuals, should alarm the left. Their philosophies often have foundations of racism, colonialism, and restriction of reproductive rights—and their numbers are growing.
Despite reports that the “no ID, no water” policy has ended, the Genesee County Hispanic/Latino Collaborative chair told RH Reality Check that this is still a policy in some corners of Flint.
Many Chicago activists are calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign after the long-delayed release of a video showing a police officer killing a Black teenager. Hillary Clinton has not joined the call.
Though the school district and the Department of Education reached a settlement, misunderstanding about the agreement led district officials to threaten to rescind it.
“If you read the letters from the women detained within Hutto, you’ll see this isn’t just about health care or the quality of food in detention; it’s about human rights violations,” a source with access to the women within Hutto told RH Reality Check
Earlier this month, Christina Quintanilla, who spent four years in prison after experiencing a miscarriage, testified in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about the effects of the El Salvador’s total abortion ban on the country’s women.
On Monday, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) are reminded that legal abortion is critical to improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality around the world.
Congress could still try to overturn the District’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act later through the appropriations process, but for now it appears that the law will go into effect.
Those of us fighting trafficking as part of a broader human rights movement must recognize that failing to advocate for the use of these laws to punish both buyers and sellers serves to perpetuate very serious racial disparities in who we are deeming culpable and who we are criminalizing for trafficking.