Maternal Deaths Quadruple in South Africa

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A disturbing new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) declares that maternal care in South Africa is “failing.” According to the report, the maternal mortality rate in South Africa has quadrupled over the past decade, signaling the need for deep structural changes to the country’s healthcare system. Documenting abuse by maternal health workers, substandard care, […]

“Virginity Tests” Forced On Egyptian Women Protesters

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Although Egypt’s popular revolution was inspiring because, as Judy Molland wrote a few weeks ago, women were a “strong, defiant force” in the revolt that toppled the Mubarak regime, some information is now filtering out that makes it clear that women protesters were still subject to some fairly horrible, sexist treatment. Amnesty International is now condemning the […]