At the Commission on Population and Development, Norway and South Africa take strong stands on the importance of safe abortion in addressing maternal mortality rates.
Margaret Pollock, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration, Department of State and head of the U.S. delegation, delivered the much anticipated U.S. statement to the Commission on March 31.
Yesterday, the United Nations Commission on Population and Development convened for the 42nd time at UN headquarters here in New York. The Head of the US delegation, Margaret J. Pollack, announced the US’s continuing support of the ICPD’s goals, “most particularly universal access to sexual and reproductive health, and the protection and promotion of reproductive rights.”
US makes strong statement for reproductive health at the UN; New York City speakout on women’s health needs tonight; anti-choice legislation dies in Montana; sex ed reform, for the better?
Yesterday at the UN, the United States made a strong statement about the importance of comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health services.
Not everyone present at the Commission on the Status of Women was advocating for sexual and reproductive health. Some right-wing organizations wanted to roll back progress on women’s health.
Now that the US has reinstated funding for UNFPA, our country can retake the lead on international family planning at upcoming UN meetings on population and development.
A standing-room-only panel at the Commission on the Status of Women examined the need to integrate gender analysis in local HIV/AIDS responses.
The fact that this year’s Commission on the Status of Women theme was the “equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men” mattered little to right-wing organizations, who emphasized abortion and sexual orientation.
Female condoms for women, male condoms for men? Not so fast!