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Treaty for the Rights of Women

Let’s move our Legislators and make them ratify The Treaty for the Rights of Women!

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Analysis of Fetal Homicide Bills Suggests Ulterior Motives

A slew of state bills to establish precedents for “fetal homicide” have at least one thing in common—little mention of the women actually involved in the incidents.

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Get Your Read On: A Reading List for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! RH Realitycheck has partnered with UN Dispatch to celebrate by offering a list of favorite books, articles, and blogs on the themes of women’s rights and human rights. Add your favorites!

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Want Rights? Just Take Them

Women need to start assuming equality at all levels as our perfect right, as boys and men are socialized to do from birth.  And then we need to act.

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Groups Petition Inter-American Human Rights Commission on Behalf of Pregnant Nicaraguan Denied Cancer Treatment

A coalition in Nicaragua has formally requested that the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights demand the Nicaraguan government take urgent measures to protect the life of Amelia, a 27-year-old Nicaraguan woman with metastatic cancer refused a therapeutic abortion under the country’s draconian law.

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Taking Control of Our Bodies- The Enduring Issue of Maternal Mortality

Women around the world are playing their part. Are you? Way to go Burkina Faso for playing their part!

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A Lack of Restraints: Washington’s Anti-Shackling Efforts

Currently, Washington State policy still allows shackling of pregnant women in some cases. But advocates are pursuing legislative efforts to ensure a complete prohibition on shackling of pregnant women.

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Moving Leadership by Addressing Equality

Women in the U.S. are far better off in terms of rights; yet, the U.S. has not ratified CEDAW, a treaty that issues gender equality. While women leaders still rise out of hardships and inequality, gender equality fosters development and leadership.

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Pennsylvania Bill to Limit Shackling of Pregnant Women Advances

Pennsylvania makes progress on bill to limit the shackling of imprisoned women during labor and childbirth

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Choice: It’s Too Complex to Legislate

Choice is the conscience decision-making process we engage in to do what is best for ourselves, our homes, and our families. It is having access to information. It is having access to our options. And it is being able to carry out our decisions. Choices are sometimes easy, sometimes difficult; sometimes our own, sometimes made for us; sometimes public, sometimes private. But they are what make us human. And humans are too complex to legislate.

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