As the world marks International Women’s Day on March 8, the United States is poised to reassert progressive leadership on a wide range of global sexual and reproductive health issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The Feminist Majority Foundation’s Global Women’s Rights Awardees are an awe-inspiring group of women’s rights pioneers.
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.