Tag Archives: United Nations

Feminism shouldn’t make men comfortable

TweetEmma Watson’s speech on gender equality at the UN got a lot of attention, and that’s great. The more that hop the feminism train and use their platforms to spread the message, the merrier. But there’s a tiny little thing I’d like to disagree with her about. The thrust of the speech is about getting [...]
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New report calls on US to address racial discrimination in health care system

Tweet The Center for Reproductive Rights, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and SisterSong have collaborated on a disturbing new report on racial discrimination in health care in the US, particularly around the maternal health of Black women in the South and immigrants’ access to reproductive health care. The two main takeaways: Black women nationwide [...]
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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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What do Peru and Utah have in common? Fierce youth advocates for starters

TweetThis week, youth advocates from around the world are in New York for the Commission in Population and Development, the United Nations’ annual meeting on development, health and rights. This year’s meeting is focused on adolescents and youth, and these young advocates are in town to ensure that governments uphold prior commitments to advancing the [...]
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UN Human Rights Council makes slow progress for LGBT rights

TweetLast week, activists from around the world gathered in Geneva for a meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights to discuss global LGBT rights. This convening marked the first time the UN Human Rights Council has focused on human rights, gender identity and sexual orientation. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, opened the event by saying, “To those [...]
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