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Case on FGM referred to CJs office

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.

Argentina Steps Closer to Legalising Abortion

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.

A ‘Quiet Revolution’ Comes to Ireland

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.

Abortion ban challenged at Supreme Court

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.

SARJAI Holds Sixth Annual Legal Strategy Workshop

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 […]