US left isolated at UN over stance on abortion and refugees
Only Hungary backed the United States and voted against an annual resolution on the work of the UN refugee agency
Reuters at the United Nations
Mon 17 Dec 2018
The United States has found itself isolated at the 193-member United Nations general assembly over Washington’s concerns about the promotion of abortion and a voluntary plan to address the global refugee crisis.
Only Hungary backed the United States and voted against an annual resolution on the work of the UN refugee agency, while 181 countries voted in favor and three abstained. The resolution has generally been approved by consensus for more than 60 years.
Migrant women ‘disproportionately affected’ by Eighth Amendment
Refugee support groups call for Repeal of the Eighth to protect rights of migrant women
April 29, 2018
Migrant women, including women seeking asylum, are “disproportionately and adversely affected” by the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, refugee support groups have said.
Women who are asylum-seekers, refugees, undocumented or victims of trafficking and who do not have the right to travel freely between Ireland and the UK or mainland Europe currently face a unique set of legal and financial barriers when it comes to accessing abortion services, the Immigrant Council of Ireland, the Irish Refugee Council, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre (NASC) and Doras Luimní have warned.