Tag Archives: United Nations

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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President Obama addresses world leaders, calls for “lasting peace”

TweetHave you noticed that New York City cab drivers seem grumpier than usual? I have. They keep demanding to know where I’m going before they pull over, a sneaky (and illegal!) move usually reserved for the rare off-duty car or the late night cabbie who suspects you’re going to force him to *gasp* Brooklyn. But [...]
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Conservative Opposition at UN Meeting on Women Reaches Fever Pitch

TweetLast weekend, I gave a speech at the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Young Feminist Leadership Conference about why U.S.-based feminists should care about international issues. I spoke about some of the challenges I see in getting domestic folks engaged globally. Some people may be unsure of the ways in which U.S. foreign policy affects the day-to-day [...]
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UN Recognizes Sanitation and Water as a Basic Right, US Abstains from Vote

TweetRecently the United Nations General Assembly decided to adopt a resolution recognizing water and sanitation as a basic human right. Even though resolutions about things like water and sanitation might not initially seem like explicitly feminist issues, I wrote on Akimbo that I consider this to be a huge win for women’s health, mostly because of [...]
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