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Toward a Human Rights Approach to Sex Work Policy

Sex worker activists and allies in the global movement for sexual health, justice, and human rights celebrated as the United States recognized the basic rights of sex workers.

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Are Women’s Rights on Agenda in Latin America?

For all of President Barack Obama’s pledges that he stands for universal human rights, the fundamental rights of women are likely to be left off the table when he visits leaders in Latin America this week.

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Boots on the Ground: Defending Planned Parenthood

Anti-choicers are attacking PPFA–and indeed all women–because they believe a simple line in the face of a complex reality. We boots on the ground in response. And if it’s just one Day of Action, we’re missing the point.

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Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimating private abortion coverage and crippling public funding for abortion.

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No More Suffering in Silence: The Human Rights Dimensions of Obstetric Fistula

In Kenya, as in many other countries, the health care system lacks the resources to provide care to those who need it, and patients also have few means for exercising their rights.

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Addressing Obstetric Fistula: Towards a Just and Healthy Life for All

It’s been said that in an unequal world, women are the most unequal among equals.  Obstetric fistula is a living example of this statement.

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UN Vote Restores “Sexual Orientation” to Resolution on Extrajudicial, Summary Executions

On Tuesday (12-21-10), the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted overwhelmingly in favor of restoring reference to “sexual orientation” in a high-profile resolution condemning extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The reference to sexual orientation had been removed by an earlier amendment at the committee level by governments opposed to ensuring protection for individuals targeted because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation.

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Police Violence And Sex Workers in Europe, Central Asia

The state consistently fails to punish police who commit violence against sex workers.

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Eliminating Discrimination Against Women: A New START For Women Around the World

CEDAW is the international treaty that affirms equal rights for women around the world. The United States has never ratified this agreement. It’s far past time to do so.

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Health Reform and Human Rights: Does the U.S. Measure Up?

During the United Nations Universal Periodic Review, healthcare in the U.S. was analyzed regarding whether the U.S. healthcare system is actually set up to ensure that people can get the medical services that they need.

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