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HRW Releases 2 Articles On Mexico City Policy

Human Rights Watch: U.S. Finds ‘Gag Rule’ Flaws, but Makes No Changes HRW discusses findings from the State Department’s recently released six-month review of the Mexico City Policy (2/14). Human Rights Watch: Trump’s ‘Mexico City Policy’ or ‘Global Gag Rule’ HRW discusses questions and answers related to the Mexico City…

Guttmacher Review Examines Global Trends In Abortion Incidence, Legality, Safety

Guttmacher Policy Review: The Roadmap to Safe Abortion Worldwide: Lessons from New Global Trends on Incidence, Legality and Safety Sneha Barot, senior policy manager at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses a recently released Guttmacher report on worldwide trends in abortion incidence, legality, and safety. Barot highlights key findings from the report, including…

HRW Post Discusses Abortion Rules In Chile

Human Rights Watch: A Backward Step for Reproductive Rights in Chile In an opinion piece originally published in La Tercera, José Miguel Vivanco, executive director of the Americas Division at HRW, discusses Chile’s revised abortion rules. Vivanco writes, “The Chilean government should review and amend the rules to ensure that…

Media Outlets Report On Release Of, Reactions To U.S. State Department Human Rights Report

Foreign Policy: Human Rights Groups Bristling at State Department Report “Human rights groups blasted the State Department’s annual human rights report, released on Friday, which removed the term ‘reproductive rights’ and softened language on human rights violations in a number of countries, including Yemen and the Dominican Republic. … Human…

U.S. Congress Should Support Global HER Act

Concord Monitor: Editorial: ‘Global gag rule’ is failed, deadly policy Editorial Board “…The day after Trump signed the order reinstating and expanding the Mexico City policy, [also referred to as the global gag rule,] Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and 46 co-sponsors … introduced the Global Health, Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Expanded Mexico City Policy Guidelines

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global gag rule spelled out, restricting services, support and resources, turning recipients into enforcers across the foreign aid spectrum Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights recently released USAID guidelines for organizations receiving U.S. aid to implement the reinstated and expanded…

Devex Publishes 2nd Part Of Series Examining How Mexico City Policy Will Impact Family Planning, Reproductive Health Activities Of Colombia’s Profamilia

Devex: ‘Global gag rule’ hampers reproductive health actors in rural Colombia “Around the world, women’s health care providers and those they serve are bracing for the impact of the ‘global gag rule.’ But what does the policy look like on the ground from the perspective of those running soon-to-be cut…

Sweden To Halt Aid For Groups That Agree To Comply With U.S. Mexico City Policy

Newsweek: Donald Trump’s ‘Global Gag Rule’ Will Stop Charities Getting Sexual Health Funding From Sweden “…[I]n a statement released Tuesday, Carin Jämtin, director general of Sweden’s development agency Sida, said organizations that agree not to promote abortion [to comply with the U.S.’s Mexico City policy] will not be able to…

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