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Jun 1 2012 - 12:46pm
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Photos from May 28th events from all over the world celebrating the International Day of Action for Women's Health.

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Feb 24 2012 - 11:32am
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By Dandelion Kenya

During the post-election violence in Kenya and the clashes between, primarily Kalenjin and Kikuyo, about 1200 people were killed, many more injured and more than 600 000 people became internally displaced persons, IDP´s.  More than 3000 were placed in tented camps outside Nakuru.

A huge empty field was called Pipeline IDP camp. Sadly enough it still exists, although with fewer people, despite the promises from the government.

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Feb 23 2012 - 12:08pm
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Dandelion Kenya is presently working with an endangered tribe in Lake Baringo, Kenya.

To access this post with all the images of the Ilchamus tribe and Dandelion’s work with them please click here.

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Feb 15 2012 - 11:29am
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From 2001-2009 Chilean conservative and religious opposition tried to ban most of the contraceptive methods used in the country, this measure would have affected a 21% of the population who would then being unable to decide on their maternity (and paternity) and the spacing of their children. This measure would have skyrocket the numbers of unsafe abortion in this country and would have horrible consequences for maternal health in this country.

This is a general historic account of the Movement for the Defence of contraception in Chile, it struggle to defend SRHR and the event that is better known as “El Pildorazo” (rougly translated as Pill Blast).

By Beatriz Sotomayor, WGNRR's Programme Associate.

Léalo en español y si quiere léalo en detalle en español.

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Feb 14 2012 - 2:51pm
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By Beatriz Sotomayor, Programme Associate WGNRR

Today in my mailbox good news sweetened my morning. It was about a hate crime case that ended well in court and hopefully this ruling will became a landmark. I wanted to know more, so I started surfing the web and I want to share with you what I learned and my joy about this victory (and my sadness that it was necessary in the first place).

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Feb 14 2012 - 2:50pm
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By Beatriz Sotomayor, Programme Associate WGNRR

Today in my mailbox good news sweetened my morning. It was about a hate crime case that ended well in court and hopeflly this ruling will became a landmark. I wanted to know more, so I started surfing the web and I want to share with you what I learned and my joy about this victory (and my sadness that it was necessary in the first place).

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Jan 24 2012 - 3:29pm
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By Beatriz Sotomayor, WGNRR Programme Associate

From 1985, the social and parliamentary debate around abortion1 has been gaining intensity. Between 1985 and 2007 six law projects to decriminalise abortion were presented, without success, although the feminist movement and allies (gynecologist, syndicates, some churches, etc.) have been very successful visibilising the criminalization of abortion as a public health and a human rights problem.

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Jan 24 2012 - 3:24pm
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English Summary:

Why mandatory HIV testing for pregnant women is a Human Rights Violation?

In Chile has been decreed that pregnant women will be mandatorily screened for HIV and their partners will searched by the doctors. This post discusses this situation from a Women’s Rights point of view.

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Jan 24 2012 - 3:22pm
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WGNRR supports a recent letter to the President of Cameroon by a number of human rights organisations denouncing the increasing use of criminal punishment for people engaging in same-sex consensual relations.  

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Jan 24 2012 - 3:19pm
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The Facts

Chile is currently experiencing the awakening of its citizenship. This has been primarily expressed by the student’s movement, who have challenged the notion of profit making in the education and denounced the inequities expressed in this area.  These claims arise because they have not been considered by the Chilean democratic governments; hence they have been called “democratic debts”.  Another of these debts is the decriminalization of abortion since Chile is one of the few countries in the world with total restrictions on it, together with  other Latin American countries such as Nicaragua, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic.

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