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Apr 13 2011 - 10:57am
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The following post is from Rishita Nandagiri, WGNRR's Communications and Youth Affairs Officer.  She is blogging from the 2011 Reproductive Justice Conference: Reflections from Abortion Rights to Reproductive Justice- Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom that took place April 8-10, 2011 in Amherst Massachusetts.

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Apr 13 2011 - 10:32am
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The following blog post is written by Tanya Roberts-Davis, WGNRR's Campaigns Officer.  In this post, Tanya talks about strategising for the 44th Commission on Population and Development taking place April 11-15, 2011 in New York, NY.

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Apr 11 2011 - 5:22pm
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The following blog post is written by Tanya Roberts-Davis, WGNRR's Campaigns Officer.  In this post, Tanya talks about preparations for the 44th Commission on Population and Development taking place April 11-15, 2011 in New York, NY.

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Apr 11 2011 - 5:13pm
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The following post is from Tanya Roberts-Davis, WGNRR's Campaigns Programme Officer.  She is blogging from the 2011 Reproductive Justice Conference: Reflections from Abortion Rights to Reproductive Justice- Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom that took place April 8-10, 2011 in Amherst Massachusetts.

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Apr 11 2011 - 4:36pm
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The following post is from Tanya Roberts-Davis, WGNRR's Campaigns Programme Officer.  She is blogging from the 2011 Reproductive Justice Conference: Reflections from Abortion Rights to Reproductive Justice- Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom that took place April 8-10, 2011 in Amherst Massachusetts.

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Apr 9 2011 - 7:08pm
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The following post is from Rishita Nandagiri, WGNRR's Communications and Youth Affairs Officer.  She is blogging from the 2011 Reproductive Justice Conference: Reflections from Abortion Rights to Reproductive Justice- Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom that took place April 8-10, 2011 in Amherst Massachusetts.

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Apr 7 2011 - 1:12pm
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According to a study done by the Guttmacher Institute last year, abortion is the second leading cause of death for women in Ghana, and more than one in ten maternal deaths are the result of unsafe abortion.  

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Apr 6 2011 - 1:04pm
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In a recent blog post by the National Women's Law Center, Jill Morisson talks about the reality that religious Puerto Ricans often prefer sterilisation over birth control- despite decades of sterilisation abuse sponsored by the United States government and mainstream pro-choice organisations such as Planned Parenthood.  Morisson emphasises that this is largely due to the prominence of the Catholic Church in the country, asserting that "The Catholic Church inadvertently created an environment in which women were more willing to be permanently deprived of their right to bear children rather than risk committing a continuous offense against the Church.  This environment also made it easier for medical authorities to deceive women into “consenting” to the operation.  The Church’s position resulted not only in more sterilizations, but in furthering racists, classist and xenophobic aims."

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Apr 4 2011 - 1:13pm
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Last week, Republican Representative Chris Smith took his anti-abortion rhetoric to Kenya- pushing for criminalising abortion and restricting people's access to contraceptives, sexual education, and family planning.  These punitive policies are precisely what is not needed in Kenya, or anywhere in the world as conservative agendas that emphasise abstinence and no modern contraception (including abortion) work to deny all people, especially women, their reproductive and sexual health rights.  Conservative claims also counter reality about the postitive impacts of sexual education in preventing unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STI's.  Within Kenya, this is also true as education campaigns about sexual and reproductive health in the country are working to make a difference.  One example of this is the reality that men are increasingly using condoms to prevent unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STI's.  However, their shortage has meant that many men are washing and reusing condoms.  

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Mar 30 2011 - 4:36pm
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Women's rights advocates in the Philippines have been working for over a decade to try to pass the reproductive health bill in Congress.  A 2010 publication by EnGendeRights called 'Reasons Why We Need the Reproductive Health Law' offers a comprehensive analysis of the situtation and is a valuable resource for advocating for the passing of the RH Bill. 

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