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La Colectiva Mujer y Salud y la Red Mundial de Mujeres por los Derechos Reproductivos (RMMDR) externan su gran preocupación por las consecuencias negativas que conllevaría la aplicación de la Sentencia TC/168/13 dictada por el Tribunal Constitucional de la República Dominicana en contra de la población dominicana de ascendencia haitiana de varias generaciones, especialmente a las mujeres, adolescentes, jóvenes y niñas.

On September 28, women and advocates will be mobilising in more than 50 countries to call for an end to discrimination of women and girls, end stigma around abortion, and to demand governments to uphold, protect and fulfil women’s right to safe and legal abortion.  

 

Sexual and reproductive health organisations and advocates in over 50 countries will be mobilising on September 28 for the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion- a global campaign that seeks to decriminalise abortion, provide access to safe and affordable abortion services and end stigma and discrimination towards women who choose to have an abortion.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             

*Below is the statement read by Cook Islands at the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference. The statement is signed by 26 country from the region. It reiterated the SRHR priorities in the region.
 
As a result of the strong presence of the progressive block and the civil society organisations at the 6th APPC, for the first time in Asia Pacific history, 38 countried voted yes to adopt an outcome document that recognises Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Sexual Rights. 

On behalf of Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) we would like to express appreciation to the House of Assembly of Imo State for passing the “Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill, 2011” and enacting it as a law to eliminate violence in private and public life, prohibit all forms of violence including physical, sexual, psychological, domestic, harmful traditional practices; discrimination against persons and to provide maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishment of offenders.

Babatunde Osotimehin 
Executive Director
United Nations Population Fund
 
John Wilmoth
Director
Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division
 
Dear Dr. Osotimehin and Mr. Wilmoth
 
Re: Commission on Population and Development 47th session negotiations
 

This statement was prepared and agreed by representatives from 92 organisations from different major groups and coming from 21 countries from the region. The Bangkok CSO Declaration was presented to government representatives at the Ministerial Dialogue: From MDGs to a UN Development Agenda beyond 2015 and will be fed into the global process shaping the post-2015 development framework.