Burundi’s rollback on banning pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers from attending school is a victory for child rights, but steps must be taken to curb sexual exploitation and teen pregnancies.
A Machakos High Court has referred a case filed by a senior medic seeking for the legalization of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the Chief Justice’s office.
Catholic Argentina’s lower house has backed a bill legalising abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. After a divisive debate lasting more than 22 hours, 129 members of the Chamber of Deputies voted in favour and 125 against while one abstained. The bill will now have to go to the Senate.
Last month, when Ireland voted in a landslide referendum to overturn its abortion ban, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called it the “culmination of a quiet revolution.” But that revolution has not resulted in any legal change next door in Northern Ireland, where women can still terminate a pregnancy only if it poses a serious risk […]
It was clear a big change was coming to Ireland even as the final votes were still being tallied: Exit polls Friday night showed an overwhelming majority of Irish citizens had voted “Yes” to overturn their country’s constitutional ban on abortion. And on Saturday, it was official.
After South Korea’s Constitutional Court reviewed a challenge from a medical doctor who was prosecuted for performing almost 70 abortions on Thursday, the nation continues to be divided on whether or not abortion should be decriminalized.
On May 16-19, advocates and legal experts from five countries throughout Asia came together for the sixth annual South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) convening in Kathmandu, Nepal. This year’s convening, which brought together participants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines, focused on tackling a variety of reproductive rights issues and […]
Zimbabwe’s colonial-era public health laws must be revised to guarantee the human rights, and the dignity and equality of everyone, including adolescent girls who bear the brunt of existing discrimination, Amnesty International said today, ahead of the parliamentary debate on the Public Health Act Amendment Bill.
Renowned Malawian gynaecologist Dr Chisali Mhango sheds light on abortion law history, misconceptions, fears and law reform process in Malawi.
Ensuring affordable, accessible, acceptable and good quality health care for Uganda’s women of reproductive age is inevitable if we are to tackle the persistently high maternal mortality that stands at 336 per 100,000 live births.