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Articles with keyword "Reproductive Rights"

Women Lead to Peace: Q & A on the Prospects for Peace and Women's Human Rights in Syria

Posted on: Friday, January 17, 2014

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Economic Justice

More information on the Women Lead to Peace campaign here.  For nearly three years, we have been watching Syria—first with hope and then with a growing sense of horror—as peaceful calls for freedom degenerated into a protracted war. Urgent concern for the...

Four Years After the Earthquake, Haitian Women Continue to Feel the Impact

Posted on: Monday, January 13, 2014

Keywords: Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Earthquake

On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and devastated the lives of millions who survived. Below, MADRE reflects on the immediate needs of Haitian women and girls after the tragedy, the progress...

Midwifery in War-Time: Delivering Babies and More

Posted on: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Keywords: Middle East, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Reproductive Rights

In times of conflict, people facing violence and displacement urgently need essentials like shelter, water and food. However, when dealing with the challenge of providing for people’s most basic needs, too often aid agencies overlook the unique ways in which...

Reproductive Health: Important for women, families and communities

Posted on: Friday, June 7, 2013

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights, Kenya, Palestine, Guatemala

These days, it’s hard to avoid stories of how women’s reproductive rights are under attack, both here in the US and abroad.Forty years after Roe v. Wade, states in the US are still attempting to block women’s access to safe...

Mothers Need More than One Day

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Keywords: Mother's Day, Sudan, Guatemala, Palestine, Kenya, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Reproductive Rights

This Mother's Day, MADRE asks: what if we appreciated mothers all year long?

Un-Gagging Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2009

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

By Yifat Susskind, MADRE Communications Director Of the many crises President Barack Obama faces, few are more urgent than preventing the needless deaths of half a million people this year. This is the number of women who die annually from...

It's Not Just an Abortion Ban: The Christian Right's Global Agenda

Posted on: Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

After the initial shock of the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding President Bush's abortion ban, it's time to acknowledge the full reality of the decision. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists—which represents 90 percent of OB/GYNs in...

Reproductive Choice and Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Reproductive Rights

A MADRE Position Paper If a woman cannot choose whether, when and with whom to have children, her other life choices—if or when to marry, where to live, and what kind of work to pursue—are limited. In fact, reproductive...

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