At 11 years old Mwaka was given to her neighbor as a child bride in exchange for 2,000 kwacha—about 16 US dollars. Her father needed the money to feed their family and Mwaka was sold off without her knowledge as a child bride to a man who was 65 years old. After six months, Mwaka […]
Initially known as the “Mexico City Policy,” the Global Gag Rule was reinstated and expanded just days after President Trump was sworn into office. This rule, a favorite executive move for modern Republican presidents, restricts access to all healthcare worldwide, especially family planning resources and abortion. The Global Gag Rule prohibits the United States from […]
May 17, 2017 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Cc: Ivanka Trump, Assistant to the President Secretary Tom Price, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services President Trump: As organizations committed to improving the overall health and wellbeing of women and their families, we are compelled to respond […]
The Senate will vote this afternoon on whether to move forward with proposed “fast track” legislation that would pave the way for the US to enter into a special economic relationship with the anti-women’s rights, anti-human rights Sultan of Brunei – the same dictator who recently enacted an outrageous “kill-a-gay” and “flog-a-woman” penal code.
To force the controversial deal through Congress, TPP advocates are pressing Congress to adopt so-called “Fast Track” legislation, which would dramatically curtail the ability of Congress to shape the TPP and other trade agreements to protect the rights of women, LGBT communities, workers, or the environment.
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) just held a breakthrough hearing on combating violence against women with IVAWA and CEDAW, and
seven women senators testified. We must thank the Senators for demanding action.
We need your help! Take action now to stop the imposition of these Taliban-like laws.
I am rising to urge everyone to join me in taking action to reduce the suffering immediately by demanding that President Obama stand up for these girls and women and provide them with access to comprehensive medical care, including the option of abortion, in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.
Today, on international Human Rights Day, take a stand and tell leaders we won’t accept anything less.
Women are a vital part of the economic and social development of Afghanistan and are essential to building and maintaining a peaceful Afghan society. But Afghan women cannot do it alone. Ask President Karzai to sign this agreement without delay.