As of this writing, Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, age 43 and mother of two children, was slated to be buried up to her chest so Iranian men could throw medium sized rocks at her as a punishment for alleged adultery, a ritual act called stoning.
“And who are you to criticize someone else’s culture?” Sunsara Taylor takes this on…
In an interview to air tonight at 8pm on the PBS show Tavis Smiley Reports (an hour before the President’s State of the Union address), Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton indicates she will not serve a second term.
Great news out of Nepal! In just a few years, the country has gone from
a total abortion ban to allowing abortion under most circumstances to
this week, the Supreme Court ordering the government to set up an
abortion fund for poor women and to invest in an education campaign on
At the moment the Obama administration’s decision to seek a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council grabbed headlines, the U.S. quietly took the reins on the most important human rights issue for humanity’s future: sexual and reproductive rights.
The impact of repealing the global gag rule will be significant. But repealing the gag rule will not end the longstanding ban on foreign aid for safe abortion care.
The selection of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State represents an important first step down a new path for American foreign policy — one in which women’s health and rights are paramount.
Behind the Olympic spectacle, what is the reality in China for women, their health, reproductive rights, and human rights?
Abortion in Poland is legal when the mother’s life or health is at risk, in cases of fetal malformation, or when pregnancy is a result of a crime, and a clear majority of Poles support access to abortion in these cases. So why is accessing legal abortion so difficult?
An estimated one million illegal abortions occur in Brazil each year, yet very few women have ever been imprisoned on for seeking abortion care. That may be about to change. In April, officials took a brisk departure from the nation’s relative “tolerance” of illegal abortion practice, arresting the head of a two decade-old family planning clinic for providing abortions and seizing the medical records of nearly 10,000 women.