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Mar 30 2011 - 2:02pm
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March 10, 2011- International Abortion Provider Appreciation Day was marked by women's groups, health care practictioners, and women's rights advocates around the world.  The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) joined TrustWomenPAC and WISH Associates in http://www.wgnrr.org/sites/default/files/International abortion provider appreciation day.pdf">thanking abortion providers for the invaluable work they do for the realisation of women's sexual and reproductive health rights.  "Today, we give thanks to the women and men across America and around the world who courageously provide reproductive health care. In light of the stigma, marginalization and demonization that abortion care providers face in their professional and personal lives, it is incumbent upon us as advocates for women’s rights to reflect on the positive impact that their services bring to individual lives and society as a whole." 

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Mar 30 2011 - 1:30pm
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In a recent blog post on RH Reality Check Leila Hessini and Francine Coeytaux emphasise that "As demonstrators demand political change across North Africa and the Middle East, nothing short of a parallel revolution must also take place: women’s rights must be recognized and promoted as human rights."  Indeed, this continues to be a challenge as women's rights and work are often invisibilised in times of revolution and struggle.  The authors emphasise that recognising women's rights as human rights necessarily includes access to comprehensive reproductive health care, which includes access to safe and legal abortion. 

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Mar 15 2011 - 1:46pm
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Reposted from The Times of Zambia

March 9, 2011- Young people use family planning methods to simply prevent pregnancy. For youths the use of family planning helps them to prevent pregnancy.

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Mar 14 2011 - 12:25pm
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In the following article reposted from the Guardian UK, Catalina May describes the difficult situation that Chilean women are in and the many barriers that they face in working towards reproductive justice:

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Feb 1 2011 - 5:17pm
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Al Jazeera's "101 East" tackles the high rate of unintended pregnancies in Thailand after the discovery of 2,000 foetuses in a Bangkok temple last November; questioning if the abortion laws are out of step with reality. In Thailand, abortion is illegal except in cases of rape, incest or if it endangers the mother's life.

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Feb 1 2011 - 5:09pm
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Written shortly after a march in Mumbai in support of LGBTQI rights, an article in Daily News and Analysis - an Indian daily paper- explores the often overlooked connections within the disability and gay rights movements; summarising the curious ways in which the movements have overlapped and yet, functioned independently of each other. The writer, Uttarika Kumaran, says, "By challenging the acceptance of heterosexuality as the norm, people with alternate sexualities often claim to be ‘socially disabled’. Disability rights activists too have struggled to overturn barriers that give preference to a particular social construction of the body". 

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Jan 13 2011 - 12:28pm
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According to an article published in THE CITIZEN of Sunday, 09 January 2011 09:39; Abortion pills are easily available in the pharmacies and retail drug outlets at an astonishingly affordable price of Sh 2000 (1.3USD).

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Sep 8 2010 - 12:59pm
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ARROW are currently setting up an information hub, consisting of MDG-related resources; which may be seen as shadow reports or campaigns. This initiative is specially focused on MDGs 3 & 5 because ARROW feel that sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues are issues of gender, health and rights. This campaign is about 3 key issues at the mid-term review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). More on this initiative is posted from ARROW's release: 

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Sep 6 2010 - 2:37pm
Nondo E. Ejano

For many years, I kept asking myself how I can increase my experience to become a strong and skilled feminist activist. Women Promotion Centre, my organisation is member of WGNRR since 2005 and has several times appointed me to represent it at different WGNRR events. Rather than respond to my preoccupation, this has increased my desire to want to confirm myself as a fervent defender of Sexual and reproductive rights.

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