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Enforcement of Abortion Laws Violates Human Rights

The consequences of criminalizing abortion are severe and reason for alarm.

Ipas’s recent research in Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Malawi, and Rwanda provides concrete evidence of the human rights violations that result when law enforcement investigates, arrests, and imprisons women who have abortions.

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Global Roundup: China Works Toward Remedying Gender Imbalance; One Step Closer to Creating Male Contraceptive Pill in UK

Weekly global roundup: Chinese government works toward remedying population gender imbalance; Jordan is seeing some progress in family planning and reproductive health; With the discovery of a new gene, the UK is one step closer to creating a male contraceptive pill; Cultural and traditional beliefs are road blocks toward healthy family planning in Rwanda.

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Global Roundup: Maternal Health in Haiti Remains Dire; Girls Overtake Boys in Bangladeshi Schools

Weekly global roundup: Girls overtake boys in Bangladeshi primary schools; Philippines Lawmakers push to get the RH Bill passed; Women are in labor and still doing hard labor in Haiti; Training for sex workers in Rwanda provides options.

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Global Roundup: Catholic Church Opposes Women’s Health Care in the Philippines; Have Anti-Choice Extremists Invaded Britain?

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Weekly global roundup: Philippines’ Reproductive Health Bill could finally pass; Saudi Arabia makes moves to let women play in the Olympics; first national abortion study in Rwanda released; anti-choice zealots in the UK get a bit louder.

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Roundup: Rwanda Aims to Vaccinate All Girls Against HPV

Photo by Neil Palmer, CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Rhode Island’s legislative agenda on abortion; Louisiana state rep introduces abortion ban; and Rwanda unveils national campaign to address cervical cancer.

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Join Me On The Bridge: International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day remember the women in Rwanda and the DR of Congo  – survivors of war and the sexual violence that so often accompanies war.

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Malawi Arrests Two Men on “Suspicion of Being Gay”

Malawi appears to be following Uganda’s and Rwanda’s lead on virulent homophobia with the arrest of two men charged with “carnal knowledge of a person against the order of nature.”

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BREAKING: Rwandan Parliament to Vote This Week on Criminalization of Homosexuality

Yes, I mean Rwanda, and yes, indeed yet another country in sub-Saharan Africa–one which has made such vast progress from the genocide of a decade ago–appears ready to vote to criminalize the existence of a whole class of people.

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Rwandan Officials Promote Condom Use

Just months after the Pope denounced
condom use in Africa, Rwanda’s Deputy Speaker of Parliament Dr. Jean
Damascene Ntawukuriryayo said that the answer to his country’s high
fertility rate, paired with a 52 percent poverty rate, is helping his
people to drop the stigma attached to condoms.

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Roundup: Election Comes at Key Point for High Court’s Stance on Abortion

The result of the presidential election will determine the direction of the Supreme Court on Roe; Another California paper comes our against Proposition 4; Economists have show that working women are key to world prosperity, so how can better enable women to work?; Rwandan teens ask parents to talk to them about sex.

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