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RealTime: Human Rights Committee Urges U.S. to Do Better

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has issued its concluding observations on the United States, noting that the U.S. needs to do a better job of reducing racial disparities in sexual and reproductive health.

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Denied! Witholding of UNFPA Funds Matters

At the dawn of a new year, women around the world still rely on crucial funds from UNFPA for health care and family planning. But our current administration continues to withhold the money.

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UNICEF Photo of Year Shows Child Marriage in Afghanistan

The image of an eleven-year-old girl with her forty-year-old fiancé has been named photo of the year by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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All Cultures Value Human Rights

Where would the world be without the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? What body would have the moral authority to set the standard for nations everywhere? The answer: The United Nations.

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Partnership Fails on RH Issues

Ministers from the developed and developing world launched a new International Health Partnership, but the partnership only referenced, rather than committed to, reproductive health.

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The High Price of Compromise

Domestic women’s rights advocates are gearing up for a renewed CEDAW ratification fight. But do they realize what effect passing an abortion-neutral CEDAW might have on reproductive rights in other countries?

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