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STOKING FIRE: Increase in Legal Abortions in South Africa Galvanizes Anti-Choicers

Anti-choicers protest in South Africa using familiar tactics. (frontline.org.za)

Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s health minister, reported that 77,771 legal abortions were performed in 2011, a 31 percent increase over 2010. This statistic has rattled the country’s growing anti-abortion movement, sending it into a frenzy of activity to roll back the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act passed 16 years ago.

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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.

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Dispatches from AWID 2012: Arab Spring Becomes a Chill for Women, But The Organizing Continues

Young Arab women have led and are leading the charge for women’s rights in the Arab world. Yet spring has turned quickly to winter and the prospects they face are grimmer than the world may have realized. At AWID 2012, young Arab women activists speak for themselves.

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Revolution and Gender Equality in North Africa

As demands for political change rock North Africa and the Middle East, nothing short of a parallel revolution must also take place: women’s rights must be promoted as human rights.

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New Baby Boomers Shake Up the World: Will Women’s Rights Prevail?

A huge generation is coming of age as a result of high fertility rates in Arab nations and elsewhere.  How will this affect women’s rights?

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Tunisia: A Leader Of Women’s Rights, But No Female Leaders?

How is it possible Tunisia is a leader of women’s rights in the Arab world, but there are so few female leaders behind the women’s rights changes? How do female leaders emerge without any female leaders working for change?

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Tunisia: A Leader Of Women’s Rights, But No Female Leaders?

How is it possible Tunisia is a leader of women’s rights in the Arab world, but there are so few female leaders behind the women’s rights changes? How do female leaders emerge without any female leaders working for change?

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Afternoon Roundup: Is Tunisia An Equal Rights Middle East Mecca for Women and Girls?

Is Tunisia a mecca for equal rights?; Extreme anti-choice legislator, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, announces a run for governor; President Obama’s report card for the state of women and girls in the U.S.; and Wal-Mart’s ongoing pay discrimination case before the Supreme Court.

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