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Ensuring Accountability for Progress on Women’s Rights

International Women’s Day is an opportune moment to reflect on whether the the UN’s review process has had any positive impact on the reproductive and sexual health of women.

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Clinton to Name Human Rights Activist as Assistant Secretary of State

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to name human rights activist Michael Posner to the position of assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor.

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Ungagging Women’s Human Rights

The global gag rule actually condemned more women to illegal, unsafe abortion by cutting funding for the very family planning programs needed to avoid unwanted pregnancies in the first place.

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Roundup: Florida Doctor Loses License Over Live Birth Case

Florida doctor loses license over live birth case; Sen. Casey votes against global gag rule, said to be “cooperating…with evil”; future of reproductive health legislation in Obama era; Sen. Boxer to chair subcommittee on global women’s issues; study finds no link between fertility drugs and ovarian cancer; personhood movement spreads to Maryland.

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Twisted Treaty Shafts Women

The CEDAW the US would ratify would preclude women from challenging laws based on the physical differences between men and women, including discriminatory maternity coverage or criminal abortion laws.

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US Women Also Face Human Rights Struggles

Women living in the United States can’t appeal to international human rights law when they are inadequately protected by US law — because the US has not signed on to CEDAW.

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Past Time for Change: Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

On its sixtieth anniversary, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights is still a distant dream for most of the world’s girls and women. Nowhere are violations of women’s human rights greater than in the health sector.

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights…of the Most Vulnerable

On the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Millennium Campaign asks, how can a human rights framework address underlying causes of poverty?

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Feminist Majority Foundation Honors Women’s Rights Leaders

The Feminist Majority Foundation’s Global Women’s Rights Awardees are an awe-inspiring group of women’s rights pioneers.

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Who’s Trafficked?

Congress is poised to re-authorize the federal law against human trafficking with new provisions that will both increase penalties for sex workers and effectively decrease our ability to aid genuine victims of trafficking.

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