A new WHO Director-General, Dr. Tevros was appointed at the World Health Assembly (May 22-May 31). In this regard, and in the context of May 28 (International Day of Action for Women’s Health), Global Doctors for Choice, IFMSA, IPPF, and WGNRR have put together a letter for the new Director-General, congratulating him on his appointment and asking him to support and advance all commitments to women and girls’ health, particularly their SRHR. Over 120 different Civil Society Organisations endorsed the letter.
Activists speaking out for women’s rights, specifically regarding access to safe and legal abortion services organised a series of actions in the wake of the so-called “Walk for life” in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. Actions were organised to highlight the real intentions of the conservative-led gatherings and warned that this walk had nothing to do with the preservation of life but rather, one that has an agenda to restrict abortion accessibility and to make it illegal.
PINSAN members submitted a joint report to the 27th Session of the UPR Working Group of the UN HRC on the Philippine governments’ commitment and obligations in the area of women’s reproductive and sexual health.
WGNRR is currently seeking a number of new board members to strengthen our governance and support for the Executive Director and staff team.
Potential applicants should provide a 2 page CV and a one page outline of why they possess the required qualifications, why they want to join the WGNRR, and detailing the skills and experiences they could bring to the organization by the 14th May 2017
Young feminists of different civil society organizations from all over the world have come together in solidarity for the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (13-24 March) and the 50th Commission on Population and Development (3-7 April) in New York. In a political climate of increasing conservatism, religious fundamentalism, funding withdrawals and the aggressive rollback of the rights of women and marginalized people, young feminists have gathered to share an alternative vision of a world that respects all genders, upholds gender equality, and places human rights at the core of its mandate. Young feminists, in all their diversities, are the driving force in their communities, building intersectional movements and pushing for political agendas that cross boundaries and advance human rights for all.
Peace Foundation Pakistan is a women-led not-for profit organization that works for women’s human rights. They focus on Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Violence against women, education and poverty reduction.