Yes! SheDecides: Affirming women’s rights to their own body
Friday March 2, 2018
March 2 — A group of stakeholders and global representatives came together today to express their support for SheDecides — a movement that promotes, provides, protects and enhances the fundamental rights of every girl and woman to freely decide about their sexual lives.
The discussion, organised in conjunction with SheDecides’ first anniversary, saw participations of regional non-profit group Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (Arrow) and representatives from Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Finland, among others.
Health clinics already hit by 'catastrophic' global gag rule on abortion
By Hannah McNeish, Women & Girls
Feb. 3, 2017 at 8:46 AM
Feb. 3 (UPI) -- As the U.S. presidential election campaign was unfolding on the other side of the world, one of the many markets selling cheap suitcases and clothing in the Eastleigh neighborhood of Little Somalia, in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, decided to rebrand itself The Donald Trump Business Centre.
Now, days into its namesake's presidency, the aspirational marketplace finds itself next to a health clinic that will lose vital funding as a result of a recent Trump policy on family planning. Due to the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy – or the Global Gag Rule – which cuts U.S. aid to charities that provide, support or discuss abortion, the Marie Stopes International Eastleigh clinic can no longer accept the U.S. government money it was going to use to extend its free contraceptive services to thousands of women in rural areas.
"What happens now, with all the pregnant women? I think it's going to be catastrophic," says Carolyne Nduhiu, an obstetrician the MSI Eastleigh clinic.
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Source: UPI.com: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Voices/2017/02/03/Health-clinics-already-hit-by-catastrophic-global-gag-rule-on-abortion/8601486127659/