Until our country treats human rights—including access to safe abortion—as a fundamental obligation, our rights, and those of people around the world, remain vulnerable.
A new study has confirmed what I and many others have known for a long time: Restricting abortion access actually leads to an increase in abortions.
In this fight, women everywhere lose. But those unable to access the health care they need—including safe abortion services—are paying the highest price.
New research from the International Women’s Health Coalition details the devastating impact of Trump’s Global Gag Rule in Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria and South Africa.
Experts at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference discussed the impact of US funding restrictions and the need for data-driven programs and policies to increase access to safe abortion.
The UN Security Council just adopted its 9th resolution on Women, Peace, and Security. The resolution was intended to address the needs of victims of sexual violence in conflict—but thanks to the Trump administration, the ideology of few were put above the lives of thousands of women and girls.
Is the Trump Administration’s official position that women and girls who have suffered sexual violence do not deserve medical help?
I first met Fatima and her four young children at a coffee shop in downtown Amman in the summer of 2014. With tears in her eyes and her youngest son asleep in her arms, she recounted the details of her harrowing escape from Syria’s southwestern Daraa province and her experience crossing the border into Jordan.
New lawmakers in Congress were eager to challenge Trump’s Global Gag Rule—but Presidential memoranda are not the only barriers to bringing U.S. foreign assistance policy in line with international human rights and humanitarian law.
When developed countries politicize the female body, those of us in developing countries feel the effects.