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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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“I Am Not Dead, But I Am Not Living:” Obstetric Fistula in Kenya

The Kenyan state denies fistula sufferers their rights to the highest attainable standard of health and to a remedy for the injustices and denial of service that they face.

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Back to Life: My Journey from Suffering

My name is Sarah Omega and I am a fistula survivor from Kenya. After my parents died, I was raped by a religious leader and became pregnant at age 19. A wrenching labor left me with fistula.

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Kenya Poised to Trample Women’s Reproductive Rights

Kenya is poised to revise its constitution with a ban on abortion and language redefining life beginning at conception. Only three other countries have such constitutional prohibitions.

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Hate Crimes Rise as Homophobia Spreads Across Africa

Hate crimes against homosexuals are connected to the political, social and legal environment in which they live. And in Africa religious groups are talking about morals but simultaneously stirring hatred directly leading to violence against homosexuals.

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Clandestine Contraception in Kenya

Kenyan women are still suffering at the hands of a male-dominated birth
control system.

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Kenya Gets Plan B

While here it has, generally, become a widely accepted emergency option, the BBC
reported today that in Kenya, the emergency pill—or e-pill, as it’s
called there—has caught on as many women’s favorite method of birth
control, “some even buying the pills in advance.”

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Can Sex Strikes Push A Political Revolution in Kenya?

Kenyan women boycott sex in order to force male political leaders towards a truce.

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Kenyans Call Barack Obama “Our Son”

Well-educated, politically aware Kenyans talk about about the positive changes an Obama presidency would bring to the world.

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