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In Light Of Mexico City Policy, Human Rights Watch Discusses Importance Of Government Support For ‘She Decides’ Initiative

Human Rights Watch: Governments Step Up for Reproductive Rights
“Governments should pledge political and financial support for sexual and reproductive health to counter the United States’ ‘Global Gag Rule,’ Human Rights Watch said [Tuesday]. The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden are hosting a summit in Brussels on March 2, 2017, to strengthen support for the ‘She Decides’ funding initiative, which will support organizations affected by U.S. restrictions and resulting cuts…” (2/28).

Human Rights Watch: How Will Japan Respond to Attacks on Women’s Health?
Kanae Doi, Japan director of HRW, discusses the importance of Japanese support for the ‘She Decides’ funding initiative, which was established by the Dutch government in response to the Trump administration’s reinstatement and expansion of the Mexico City policy, writing, “Japan has shown a strong commitment to maternal and child health and comprehensive reproductive health care is an essential component. To protect the gains that have been made, support for the She Decides funding initiative is critical and urgent. … The Japanese government should stand with women and girls and protect the investments it has been making in global health through its foreign assistance” (2/28).