WGNRR Statements

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WGNRR respond to the solidarity calls of our networks and members around the world who struggles for sexual and reproductive health and rights, justice and dignity.

WGNRR’s Written Statement for CSW60

October 22, 2015

WGNRR welcomes the new Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 for adopting bold vision across social, environmental and economic areas that will address the huge development challenges left by the MDGs. Agenda 2030 Goal 5 outline commitments to ensure that every girl and woman can live free from discrimination and have access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.It is our hope that, when implemented, Agenda 2030 will save millions of lives of women and girls and bring meaningful and transformative development for all.

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WGNRR Demands the Protection of Sexual and Reproductive Rights Defenders in El Salvador

August 28, 2015

El Salvador has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, with abortion criminalized in all cases, even when the woman’s life or health is at risk, or in cases of rape or incest. One of the most serious consequences of the total ban is the incarceration and wrongful imprisonment of numbers of women who have suffered pregnancy-related complications and miscarriages. The total ban has also fed and perpetuated the widespread proliferation of abortion-related stigma. Produced, reproduced and reinforced at individual, community, institutional, cultural, and legal levels, abortion stigma has particularly grave impacts in restrictive settings, not only on those who may seek an abortion or are suspected of having an abortion, but also on WHRDs who work to defend sexual and reproductive rights.

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WGNRR Supports Amnesty International’s Draft Policy for the Decriminalization of Sex Work

August 7, 2015

We at WGNRR align ourselves with the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) in their statement of support for Amnesty International´s Resolution and draft policy. The proposed policy is evidence-based, grounded in human rights and harm reduction principles, and was developed through a process of meaningful consultation with sex workers themselves. We see it as an important step forward in developing policies that effectively contribute to better safeguards for sex workers, and in turn protect their human rights, including their rights to self-determination, privacy, health, to work and free choice of employment, to associate and organize, and to be free from violence and discrimination, among others.

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WGNRR and ICW joint statement on CSW59

March 29, 2015

ICW and WGNRR JOINT STATEMENT Submitted at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (March 9-20, 2015) We the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights and the International Community of Women Living with HIV, welcome the opportunity to represent at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women […]

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Indulto Guadalupe

WGNRR celebrates the pardon approval for Guadalupe!

January 23, 2015

WGNRR welcomes with great joy the pardon issued by the Salvadoran Congress for “Guadalupe,” one of the 17 women wrongfully imprisoned for homicide after suffering pregnancy-related complications. The pardon was approved by Congress with 43 votes in favour after both the Human Rights Congressional Committee and Supreme Court Committee resubmitted their recommendation for her release.

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Indulto Guadalupe

¡El Congreso de El Salvador concede el indulto a Guadalupe!

January 22, 2015

La Red Mundial de Mujeres por los Derechos Reproductivos celebra con júbilo la decisión del Congreso de El Salvador de aprobar el indulto a Guadalupe, una de las 17 mujeres encarceladas injustamente por homicidio después de haber sufrido complicaciones durante su embarazo. El Congreso aprobó el indulto con un total de 43 votos a favor después de que el Comité de Derechos Humanos del Congreso y la Corte Suprema de Justicia volvieran a presentar sus recomendaciones para que se diera su liberación.

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ICW/WGNRR World AIDS Day Statement on the SRHR of Young Women Living with HIV

December 1, 2014

This World AIDS Day, the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW)’s Chapter for Young Women, Adolescents, and Girls (CYWAG), and the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) are emphasizing the need to realize the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young women and girls living with HIV!

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