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South Africa: The Importance Of “Telling Our Own Stories” #Vaw

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Cape Town (Women’s Feature Service) – As the curtains go up and the bright lights dramatically illuminate the room, all the audience can see is a bare stage with three chairs. A stark setting indeed and, yet, it’s the perfect… Continue Reading →

India -Private Hospitals Taking Lambani women for a ride with unnecessary hysterctomies #Vaw

  PLEASE SIGN PETITION BELOW   Karnataka Chief Minister: STOP medically unwarranted hysterectomies and arrest erring doctors Now T.V. SIVANANDAN A random sampling of 76 women has revealed that most hysterectomies were medically unnecessary. There’s a nexus between private hospitals… Continue Reading →

Delhi – Women are sterilised 13 times more than men #Vaw #WTFnews

 in Delhi: RTI reply Sidhartha Dutta, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 11, 2014 Sterilisation of women in Delhi was close to thirteen times more than men in 2013-14, the reply to an RTI application has found. According to the RTI reply,… Continue Reading →

Woman ? – she is a womb, an ovary; she is a female #Womensday

BEYOND THE SIMPLE FORMULAS BY SHWETA KRISHNAN ‘Woman? It’s simple, say the fanciers of simple formulas: she is a womb, an ovary; she is a female – this word is sufficient to define her.’ –Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex These… Continue Reading →

TED Talks thinks abortion has nothing to do with Human Rights #Vaw #WTFnews

TED‘s mission further stigmatizes abortion by conceding to the harmful societal assumption that abortion is something that can’t be openly discussed. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Steve Jurvetson from Menlo Park, USA    Think Progress / By Tara Culp-Ressler Editorial Note:  After The Nation‘s Jessica… Continue Reading →

Abortions not safe, legal or rare in Latin American and the Caribbean #Womenrights

  MCT MCT BY MIRTA OJITO MAO35@COLUMBIA.EDU Seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean — El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Chile, Suriname, Dominican Republic and Haiti — do not allow abortions for any reason, not even to save the life… Continue Reading →

America – Six Worst Attacks On Reproductive Freedom In 2013 #Vaw

Think Progress / By Tara Culp-Ressler GOP lawmakers certainly failed our women this year. 2013 hasn’t been a great year for reproductive rights.  Ever since 2010, abortion opponents have imposed a flurry of state-level legislation intended to slowly chip away at abortion access,… Continue Reading →

Turkish Women Point Out Pitfalls of Fertility Push #Reproductiverights #Vaw

By Erin Browner WeNews correspondent Tuesday, August 27, 2013 The prime minister’s statements against abortion and in favor of large families have something like the power of unwritten law. That’s why some women have joined the anti-government protests and others… Continue Reading →

India- Doctors on a Spree of hysterectomies to make a fast buck #Vaw #Womenrights

AARTI DHAR, The Hindu When medical professionals, legal experts, health activists, and the officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare meet here on Monday, on their agenda is a rather peculiar subject — rising cases of hysterectomies in… Continue Reading →

#India – Government shifts focus from birth control to spacing

New strategy free from taboos and coercion, and moves away from a camp-based approach, says health official Nikita Mehta , Mint According to UN Millennium Development Goals, India is likely to miss its target for reducing the maternity mortality rate. Photo:… Continue Reading →

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