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Members Of European Parliament Debate U.S. Reinstatement Of Mexico City Policy

European Parliament News: U.S. “global gag” anti-abortion rule a major setback for women’s health, say MEPs “Political group speakers reacted to President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the ‘global gag’ rule in a debate with E.U. humanitarian aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides on Tuesday. … Stylianides expressed concern over the presidential memorandum…

At CSW Opening Session, U.N. Leaders Call For Greater Efforts To Educate, Empower Women

Associated Press/TIME: Women’s Rights Are Under Attack Worldwide, Warns U.N. Chief “Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that women are suffering ‘new assaults on their safety and dignity’ around the world, pointing to extremists subjugating women and governments curtailing women’s freedoms and rolling back laws against domestic violence. He told the…

Mexico City Policy ‘Plays Politics With Women’s Lives,’ MSF-USA Board Member Says

Doctors Without Borders/Medium: Is the Global Gag Rule Truly Pro-Life? Aerlyn Pfeil, midwife and a member of the Médecins Sans Frontières-USA board of directors, discusses the potential impacts of the Mexico City policy on women’s health worldwide, writing, “The [global gag rule] is not saving lives; it plays politics with…

CFR Update Highlights Publications On Women And Foreign Policy

Council on Foreign Relations: Women and Foreign Policy Update This CFR update highlights several publications on women and foreign policy, including several posts from the CFR blog “Women Around the World,” a symposium report from the December 2016 event “Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution,” and multiple opinion pieces…

El Salvador Considers Legislation To Relax Country’s Total Abortion Ban

Rewire: Momentum Builds for Reforming El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Kathy Bougher, an educator, social justice activist, and writer, discusses El Salvador’s ban on abortion in all cases and highlights legislation under consideration “that would decriminalize abortion in cases of rape or human trafficking, fetal non-viability, or to preserve the pregnant…

Empowering Women, Girls Critical To HIV Response

The Hill: Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — let’s empower women globally Kelsey Louie, chief executive officer at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) “…On National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, it is imperative that we recognize the threat of HIV facing women of all ages, encourage steps towards…

Mexico City Policy Damaging To Women’s Health, Should Be Repealed

Toronto Sun: The trouble with Trump and the gag rule Farzana Hassan, columnist at the Toronto Sun “…I object to [the Mexico City policy] despite being a long-time advocate of the sanctity of human life even at its earliest and most fragile. The problems of [women in developing countries] are…

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