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New UNICEF report shows slow but clear decline in female genital mutilation/cutting

Tweet   Yesterday UNICEF released a  new report on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) showing that, while millions of girls are still at risk, the dangerous centuries-old tradition is now on a slow but steady decline in key areas around the world. In some sense this isn’t hard news; we reported last February that FGM/C was on the decline [...]
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Guttmacher Institute: Many people find it difficult to pay for an abortion procedure, are unable to use insurance

TweetThe Guttmacher Institute has published a new study on payment for abortion care among U.S. women showing that as much as *half* of all abortion patients rely on assistance to cover the costs. Among the most disturbing and frustrating findings is that many women who are covered by insurance are not able to use the [...]
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New report on domestic workers exposes low pay, harsh conditions, and need for labor protections

TweetYesterday, the National Domestic Workers Alliance–led by the amazing Ai-jen Poo–released a groundbreaking report on the work conditions faced by domestic workers (nannies, maids, caregivers, etc.) nationwide. The survey of over 2,000 domestic workers revealed the effects of race and immigration status on workers’ pay. Some troubling stats: 94% of domestic workers are women. 23 percent of workers are [...]
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New maternal mortality estimates released; maternal health still a feminist issue

TweetWe deal with a lot of issues related to motherhood on the blog, and in feminism writ large: paid maternal leave, work/life balance, stay-at-home moms, single moms, mother’s day, breastfeeding. And the list goes on. But an aspect of motherhood that is sometimes overlooked in feminist spaces is maternal death, when a woman dies in [...]
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UN report says all states should provide access to safe abortion, contraception

TweetA groundbreaking new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Anand Grover, was released yesterday. And it is big!! In the new report, Grover calls for the immediate removal of all impeding restrictions to abortion, full access to modern contraceptive methods, and complete and accurate information on sexual and reproductive health. [...]
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