“The criminalization of abortion is an extreme form of violence against women,” Amnesty International’s secretary general told the Argentine president.
Nearly nine months after Myanmar’s military was accused of widespread sexual violence in a crackdown against Rohingya communities, aid groups in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps are scrambling to identify women and girls now pregnant by rape.
The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has appealed to stakeholders in the private sector to support the fight against the scourge of maternal and child death in Nigeria.
Belfast city council has passed a motion condemning the arrest and attempted prosecution of women in Northern Ireland who procure abortion pills online. The motion denounced cases such as the one involving a mother who obtained abortion pills for her 15-year-old daughter after her child was raped. The mother faces prosecution in a court case […]
MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Monday permitted a minor victim of rape to terminate her 24-week pregnancy. A division bench of Justices N H Patil and Anuja Prabhudessai also sought to know from the Maharashtra government if any circular or guidelines were issued to the police on how to handle such cases and directed […]
Following the parliamentary reply which revealed the number of SAPS stations without Victim Friendly Rooms (VFR), the DA has determined that up to 1 in 10 victims of sexual violence were not interviewed in a victim friendly room during the 2016/17 reporting year.
Women migrant workers in parts of Asia risk being deported if they become pregnant, forcing many to have unwanted abortions or abandon their newborns, researchers said on Monday.
Legal mobilization for abortion rights, or the use of law and courts by feminist actors in their pursuit of abortion legalization, is a recent development in Latin America.
El Salvador’s Supreme Court has commuted the 30-year sentence of Maira Veronica Figueroa Marroquín after 14 years in prison for aggravated murder after she suffered a stillbirth. Figueroa Marroquín was released from prison Tuesday after the Ministry of Justice commuted her sentence.
Long before the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act in 2006, Child Marriage was forecast as a social menace and The Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 (also known as the Sarda Act), attempted to outlaw child marriage in the British India Legislature. However, it lacked implementation, largely due to the fear of British authorities losing support […]