Sexual/reproductive rights & health

Black Pink Triangle Association in Izmir is the fifth LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) organisation that faces closure by the Turkish government. The first hearing will take place on February 19, 2010. The threat of closure comes in the wake of accusations that the organisation is “against the law and morality.”

Women's rights groups who are campaigning for widening the scope of abortion in Indonesia are calling for an amendment to a colonial era law that puts poor women at risk.
Dr George Tiller's murder underlines there is no common ground with anti-abortion zealots.
Nicaragua’s obligations under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment are examined in light of Amnesty International’s research findings from recent country visits.
On his first visit to Africa, the Pope told journalists that the continent's fight against the disease is a problem that “cannot be overcome by the distribution of condoms: on the contrary, they increase it”.
Often the child bride is forced into sexual activity with her husband when she is not physically and sexually mature.
An Inter-African Committee film about early marriage in Ethiopia focuses on the harmful effects of this traditional practice.
Despite the scientific and cultural modernization that has changed the face of Jordan since its creation in 1921, the practice of this custom continues in rural and urban areas alike.
Instead of checking into hospital women are turning to fasting and prayer at a prayer camp.
Women’s Rights Groups Issue Announcement Concerning the Sentencing of Alieh Eghdomdust:
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