10 MAJOR GAINS FOR GENDER JUSTICE IN 2019

Feminist movements have the power to disrupt the status quo and radically alter the course of history. Despite new challenges and the rollback of rights for trans- and cis-gender women, girls, and historically marginalized people, we saw that when activists rise to the moment, they can achieve deep, lasting change—change that keeps us hopeful for…

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Advancing Positive Sexuality and Abortion Rights by Tackling Stigma

By Leila Hessini, Vice President of Programs, Global Fund for Women and Rufaro Kangai, Program Director, Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights, Global Fund for Women Research and practice show that challenging stigma is necessary in order for all people to access comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to safe, non-judgmental, quality abortion care. …

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UPDATED: Women’s Groups in Argentina Reach Historic Moment in Abortion Rights Effort

UPDATE AUGUST 9, 2018 Argentina’s senate has handed down a decision on the law that would allow for legal abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. With a vote of 38 to 31, the law was defeated. Thousands of supporters and opponents of the law gathered in Buenos Aires to await the outcome of…

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Historic abortion ruling in Chile seen as small step for women's movement

At the end of August, Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal voted to legalize abortion under certain circumstances, following Congress’ approval earlier that month. The legislation allows abortion under three cases: when a woman’s life is in danger; when the fetus is not viable; or when the pregnancy is the result of rape. Chile’s new law eases the…

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