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Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

What is the Global Gag Rule?

  The Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule (GGR) and called by the Administration of Donald Trump Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, restricts non-U.S.-based non-governmental organizations from receiving U.S. foreign health assistance if they otherwise provide legal abortion services, counseling, or referrals with their own, non-U.S. funds. Under the GGR, global health organizations are forced […]

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Economic & Social Rights

In the Battle Over Abortion, Polish Feminists with Disabilities Are Claiming Their Rights*

In a disturbing irony, Poland’s decision to remove the “fetal defect” grounds for abortion will have a disproportionately negative impact on the lives and well-being of women with disabilities. by MAGDA SZAROTA** and SUZANNAH PHILLIPS On Oct. 22, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled that Poland’s law permitting abortion on grounds of “a severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that […]

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Upcoming webinar: Mobilizing Globally to Call for the End of the Global Gag Rule.

The Global Gag Rule* is a devastating anti-abortion policy that has hurt women and girls globally ever since it was put in place in 1984. The Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR), CHANGE and International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF WHR) invite you to join us on May 4th at our webinar “Mobilizing Globally to Call for the End […]