At the recent Commission on Population and Development, for the first time in eight years, the US was front and center advocating an increased global commitment to reproductive health and rights.
Religion can be a positive force pointing us toward concern for out fellow human beings and respect for all people and the planet. It can also be a scourge upon the land. Examples of both types abound.
Last week, 1,600 women from all over Latin America came together to ask President Obama to ensure the implementation of the Cairo Program of Action.
At the moment the Obama administration’s decision to seek a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council grabbed headlines, the U.S. quietly took the reins on the most important human rights issue for humanity’s future: sexual and reproductive rights.
Brave women and men at the Commission on Population and Development reminded governments that 15 years ago 179 nations committed to making the health and rights of women and young people central to global family planning policies.
While the final Commission on Population and Development Resolution presented some problematic language regarding adolescents, it spoke out strongly for women’s reproductive freedom.
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?