Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

By Thalif Deen
Jan 17, 2020

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure.

The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked towards progress in fighting for women’s rights.

Continued: http://www.ipsnews.net/2020/01/women-activists-escalate-demand-bodily-autonomy-19-nations-dissent/


With incoming Argentine president, abortion rights could expand

With incoming Argentine president, abortion rights could expand

November 18, 2019
By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation

BOGOTA, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Elective abortion has a good chance of becoming legal in Argentina, supporters said on Monday, as a new center-left president is about to take office and feminist and abortion rights movements are growing in the South American country.

President-elect Alberto Fernandez has announced plans to propose a law decriminalizing abortion once he takes office on Dec. 10, saying reproductive rights are a public health issue.

Continued: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/health-pmn/with-incoming-argentine-president-abortion-rights-could-expand