Tag Archives: human-rights

Access to safe and legal abortion

4 Oct

Every woman has the right to life, dignity, bodily integrity, personal liberty, privacy, self-determination, the highest level of reproductive health, and the right to live free from violence and discrimination. In countries where abortion is criminalised or otherwise restricted by laws, economic, physical, and cultural barriers, women are systematically denied their basic human rights.


Full text of the Call for Action, here

WGNRR Call for Action on September 28 | September 28 Campaign

 

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How widespread is violence against women?

8 Feb
A white ribbon to commemorate the National Day...

A white ribbon to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

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Violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent,country and culture. It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families and on society as a whole. Most societies prohibit such violence – yet the reality is that too often, it is covered up or tacitly condoned.

– United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

‎www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/pdf/VAW.pdf

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