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Statement from Nancy Northup, President Center for Reproductive Rights, on 35th Anniversary of Roe

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Statement from Nancy Northup, President Center for Reproductive Rights, on 35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

In the thirty-five years since the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, two trends have emerged in the legal landscape around reproductive rights—in the United States, a troubling retreat from longstanding commitments to the principles of Roe; and around the world, a growing recognition of women’s fundamental human right to reproductive health and self-determination. .


By CRR, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.


Section 377 and the Dignity of Indian Homosexuals

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Section 377 and the Dignity of Indian Homosexuals

This paper seeks to determine the extent and manner in which the proscription of “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 makes criminals out of homosexuals. Section 377 is not merely a law about anal sex alone, but applies to homosexuality in general. The lack of a consent-based distinction in the offence has made homosexual sex synonymous to rape and equated homosexuality with sexual perversity. Section 377 is the biggest affront to the dignity and humanity of a substantial minority of Indian citizens. The decriminalisation of sodomy will contribute directly to restoring the dignity of homosexuals and allow the gay movement to emerge from the shadows.


By IGLHRC USA.


Human Rights Policy Resource.


AAAS Symposium Explores Importance of Human Rights Role for Science Societies

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AAAS Symposium Explores Importance of Human Rights Role for Science Societies

Decades after scientists worldwide mounted a global effort to protect colleagues in the Soviet Union, a new generation of scientists is working to bring the energy and tools of science to bear on a range of human rights issues. The subject is on the agenda of a number of scientific societies, at times provoking heated debate within the membership. .


By AAAS, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.


Imposing Misery: The Impact of Manila's Contraception Ban on Women and Families

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Imposing Misery: The Impact of Manila's Contraception Ban on Women and Families

Likhaan, ReproCen, and the Center for Reproductive Rights have released a report documenting the devastating impact of Manila’s contraception ban on women and their families. In 2000, the mayor of Manila, Jose "Lito" Atienza, issued an Executive Order (EO) "upholding natural family planning" and "discouraging the use of artificial methods of contraception like condoms, pills, intrauterine devices, surgical sterilization, and other [methods]." This sweeping EO, in effect, bans city health centers and hospitals from providing contraception to women in need of this essential reproductive health care service. Poor women are suffering the most under this ban.


By CRR, USA.


Human Rights Policy Resource.