Asia child marriage initiative examines child marriage in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan

Jessica Buchleitner with Alessandra Tranquilli- WNN Interviews (WNN) Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, ASIA –  Plan International is a nonprofit organization working in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and provide better opportunities for millions of children through 21 national organizations. In 2014 and 2015, as part of the Asia Child Marriage […]

PERU: Medical war on women's reproductive rights continues

PERU: Medical war on women's reproductive rights continues

Rhona Scullion – WNN Features (WNN) Lima, PERU, SOUTH AMERICA: The noise in Lima, Peru’s grey capital city, is overwhelming as countless vehicles tear around each other using car horns indiscriminately despite large signs proclaiming, “Silencio” on every street. They take no notice of the demands. A similar attitude prevails towards women’s rights in this […]

Nigeria: Activists Dance in Demand for Female Condom

Nigeria: Activists Dance in Demand for Female Condom

Chukwudi Nweje – ALLAfrica via Daily Independent  – Tuesday September, 23, 2014 (originally published 22 Sept) Women’s reproductive health rights are a subject not many people want to discuss. For cultural and religious reasons, the topic is often treated as a taboo and not to be spoken about not even by the women. However, it […]

Central American HIV+ women face sterilization coercion

Central American HIV+ women face sterilization coercion

Katie Nguyen for TRF – Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, OCEANIA: HIV-positive women in Central America are being pressured to undergo sterilization by prejudiced health workers and misled about the risk of the virus being transmitted to their unborn children, a study showed. A survey of 285 women living with HIV […]

UN award recongnizes recipients with a lifetime of dedication to women

UN award recongnizes recipients with a lifetime of dedication to women

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: An Italian Catholic priest, who is also a medical doctor, and a non-profit organization in the United States have been chosen this year as recipients of the 2014 United Nations Population Award that recognized outstanding service to women, health and the field of reproductive services. […]

Spain's new abortion law: A new blow to women’s rights

Spain's new abortion law: A new blow to women’s rights

Teresa Lamas – WNN Justice commentary (WNN) Madrid, SPAIN, WESTERN EUROPE: The new abortion bill proposal called the ‘Bill on the Organic Law for the Protection of the Life of the Unborn and the Rights of the Pregnant Woman’, approved by the Council of Ministers last December in Spain, eliminates the right of women to […]

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