· · · · · 

Texas Congressman Calls for Export of Anti-Choice Doctrine as Cure for Terrorism

At a hearing on women's education in countries wracked by religious extremism, Rep. Randy K. Weber asked a conflict resolution expert if she was teaching Muslims about "the sanctity of life."

At a hearing on women’s education in countries wracked by religious extremism, Rep. Randy K. Weber asked a conflict resolution expert if she was teaching Muslims about “the sanctity of life.”

· · · · · 

Confronting Abortion Stigma

2013-02-22-hessini

Abortion stigma is a form of gender discrimination and punishment, and it represents social control of both women who need abortions and providers who provide them.

· · · · · 

One Day, One Struggle: Building a Movement for Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Rights

Across the globe, men are making key decisions about women’s most basic human rights. Women’s, feminist, queer and LGBT groups, however, have claimed a space that cannot be denied and are standing up for our rights. One poignant example of these efforts culminates today, November 9.

· · · · · 

The Face of Evil

I rarely use the word evil. But when I read that the Taliban had gunned down 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, and two other girls in Karachi, Pakistan I could not find another word. 

· · · · · 

Global Roundup: Arab Women to Watch and Pakistan Wins Big on the Global Stage

Weekly global roundup: Who will be 2012′s 100 most powerful Arab women? Slut-shaming and victim-blaming persist in India; Liberia is slow to reconcile decades of sexual violence; the UN Commission on the Status of Women is happening now; Female Pakistand director wins country’s first Academy Award.

· · · · · 

Mai Mukhtar, Gang Rape Victim in Pakistan

Gang Rape in Pakistan

· · · · · 

Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Girls Affected by the Pakistan Floods

The Pakistan floods have reminded us that the needs of women and girls must not be forgotten.  A statement, just released by the Reproductive Health Response in Crisis (RHRC) Consortium, underscores what should be done in Pakistan to provide the minimum services until the situation stabilizes.

 

· · · · · 

Repro-Briefs: Family Planning in Nepal and Other International News

Iran slowly reduces its maternal mortality rate, Pakistan tries to provide access to RU 486 to a firestorm of protest, teens in Wales have problems accessing abortion, and Australia has an unprecedented abortion trial.

· · · · · 

When Sexism is Deadly

Indifference to maternal mortality is closely related to indifference to women’s reproductive rights.

· · · · · 

Mother’s of a Different Reality




31 people have died from swine flu-multiply that
by 17,290 and you come close to the 536,000 pregnant women who die every year
from largely preventable causes.



It is not surprising that the countries with the
highest maternal mortality are war-torn. 
Perhaps best said by a woman in Eastern Congo,
"We are victims of war.  We don’t take up
arms, but we, the women suffer the most."

· · · · ·