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Women’s Reproductive Rights At Risk Of Being De-Emphasized As U.N. Drafts SDGs

The Nation: Will the U.N.’s New Development Goals Downplay the Need for Gender Equality?
“As the 193 member countries of the United Nations struggle to agree on development priorities to be adopted next year, the rights of women and sexual minorities have again become a contentious issue. … [A]s the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] are drafted, there is a danger that women’s reproductive rights — control of their own bodies — may be diminished in emphasis globally depending on how they are placed in the goals…” (Crossette, 10/6).

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