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Hypocrisy without borders: the pomposity of Ivanka Trump’s trip to Africa | Arwa Mahdawi

The first daughter is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote women’s rights – yet she stays silent while her father’s administration stifles female empowermentWe don’t deserve Saint Ivanka, we really don’t. Nobody asked Donald Trump’s favourite child to devote her life to empowering women, she just knew it had to be done. Nobody elected her to serve in the US government, but she took a senior role in her father’s administration anyway. And not content with simply empowering the women of th...
Tags: Health, Florida, Africa, Women, US, Life and style, World news, Global development, Ethiopia, Abortion, Ivory Coast, Donald Trump, Arwa Mahdawi, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump


South Korean court rules abortion ban must be lifted

Historic decision sparks celebrations in Seoul following decades of campaigning A court in South Korea has ruled that the country’s decades-old ban on abortion must be lifted, in an historic decision that sparked celebrations in Seoul.Thursday’s decision by the constitutional court marks a major victory for pro-choice campaigners, 66 years after the country banned abortions in all but a few cases. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Women, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Abortion, Seoul


Penny Mordaunt says UK will defend abortion rights amid global pushback

Development secretary vows government will ‘hold a strong line’, after attempts by Trump administration to weaken commitmentsBritain’s international development secretary has promised to stand firm in her support for abortion rights in the face of growing opposition.Speaking at an event hosted by the Canadian embassy on Monday, Penny Mordaunt said: “Leadership means not shying away from issues like safe abortion when the evidence shows us these services will save women’s lives.” Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Gender, UK, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Abortion, Trump, Penny Mordaunt, Department for International Development (DfID, Global gag rule, Women's rights and gender equality


Paul Kagame orders release of women and girls jailed over abortion in Rwanda

Women’s rights activists welcome presidential pardon of 367 female prisoners as evidence of progressRwanda’s president has pardoned hundreds of girls and women jailed for abortion. The women are expected to be released immediately under the presidential prerogative. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Abortion, Infant and child mortality, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Women's rights and gender equality


Christian right summit in Verona draws massive protest

20,000 rally in Italy against anti-gay, anti-abortion and anti-feminist conferenceAn estimated 20,000 people have protested in Verona against a conference which has brought a global network of anti-gay, anti-abortion and anti-feminist activists to the northern Italian city.The hosting of the World Congress of Families (WCF), a US coalition that promotes the values of the Christian right, has been especially contentious in Italy as it is supported by the far-right League, a partner in the country...
Tags: Health, Europe, Religion, Women, US, Society, World news, Feminism, Italy, Christianity, LGBT rights, Abortion, Verona, Matteo Salvini, World Congress of Families WCF


Trump expands global gag rule that blocks US aid for abortion groups

Policy bans aid going to foreign groups that support abortion rights as secretary of state Pompeo says: ‘This is decent and right’The Trump administration has expanded its ban on funding for groups that conduct abortions or advocate abortion rights, known as the global gag rule, and has also cut funding to the Organisation of American States for that reason. Related: How Trump signed a global death warrant for women | Sarah Boseley Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Women, US, Society, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Global development, Abortion, Trump, Organisation of American States, Sarah Boseley, Pompeo, Global gag rule


Mother jailed for 11 years in first British FGM conviction

Woman who cut three-year-old daughter also given two more years for other offencesA mother has been jailed for 11 years after becoming the first person in Britain to be convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a landmark case.The 37-year-old woman was found guilty of cutting her three-year-old daughter. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, London, Women, Society, UK News, Britain, Fgm, Female genital mutilation (FGM


El Salvador: three women jailed for abortions released

Supreme Court commutes 30-year sentences of trio who have each served 10 years in prisonEl Salvador’s Supreme Court has commuted the 30-year sentences of three women imprisoned for abortion convictions, lessening their punishment to time served and ordering them to be released immediately.The three women had spent about 10 years in prison on aggravated homicide charges for allegedly having abortions. All claimed that they had miscarriages. The court found that the women were victims of social an...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Women, Americas, World news, Abortion, El Salvador, prisonEl Salvador


Labor's abortion policy: all the issues explained

The opposition’s plan to allow open up sexual health services to more women raises key questions about access, cost and state laws Labor has announced a national sexual and reproductive health strategy to improve access to contraception and abortion. A major plank of this policy is to “support all women to access termination services in public hospitals”, raising a number of crucial questions: Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Labor, Women, Australia news, Australian politics, Abortion, Labor party


Abortion back on agenda in NSW as decriminalisation push gathers pace

Labor, Greens and key independent signal they will pursue changes to Crimes ActAbortion decriminalisation is likely to be back on the agenda in the next New South Wales parliament, with Labor, the Greens and a key independent signalling they will pursue it.On Wednesday federal Labor announced a national sexual and reproductive rights strategy to improve access to contraceptives and abortion, and vowed to work with the states on decriminalisation. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Labor, Women, Australia news, New South Wales, Abortion, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Labor Greens, Labor the Greens, Gladys Berejiklian, New South Wales election 2019


Labor will require public hospitals to provide abortion services

Tanya Plibersek says health changes will include a new reproductive clinic in Tasmania Public hospitals will be required to provide abortion services under a comprehensive overhaul of federal Labor’s policy to support women’s reproductive rights.The policy, announced by deputy leader Tanya Plibersek on Wednesday, includes pledges for a reproductive health clinic to offer terminations in Tasmania and to push for decriminalisation in South Australia and New South Wales. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Labor, Women, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Abortion, Labor party, Tasmania, Tanya Plibersek, South Australia, Tasmania Public


'Thousands' of young girls denied abortion after rape in Argentina

Anti-choice doctors and health officials accused of obstructing legal terminations after 11-year-old girl gave birth to rapist’s child The lives of thousands of girls in Argentina are being put at risk as legal abortions are delayed and obstructed by doctors trying to force pregnancies to full term.The issue of anti-choice doctors, medical institutions and government officials deliberately trying to hold up legally sanctioned terminations was brought into sharp focus last week when it emerged th...
Tags: Health, Women, Americas, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Argentina, Abortion, Rape and sexual assault, Women's rights and gender equality


California sues to stop new abortion obstacles by Trump administration

Twenty other states plan to sue separately against Trump’s effort to block a rule that would shift funding to faith-based groupsCalifornia and 20 other Democratic-led states announced they were challenging the Trump administration’s effort to set up obstacles for women seeking abortions, including barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers.California attorney general Xavier Becerra said Monday that the state filed its own federal lawsuit in San...
Tags: Health, California, Women, San Francisco, US news, US politics, Abortion, Trump, Xavier Becerra, Trump Administration, US Health and Human Services Department Opponents


FDA warns against robotic surgery for breast cancer, cervical cancer, & other women's cancers

The United States Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Thursday about the use of surgical robots in breast cancer surgery. FDA says that use of the robotic medical devices in mastectomy, lumpectomy, and related surgery because of "preliminary" evidence that it may be linked to lower long-term survival. . The warning was specifically directed at use of the devices for cancers that affect women, specifically breast and cervical cancer. Robotic surgery with devices like the da Vinci Surg...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Nbc, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Women, Nbc News, Fda, Robotics, United States Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, ANDREW W LEHREN, Terri Cornelison, Emily R Siegel


Michele Hanson’s legacy continues | Letter

It’s a year since the columnist died but she’s still helping to improve women’s lives, says her daughter Amy Hanson A year ago on Saturday my mum, the Guardian writer Michele Hanson, died of a massive spontaneous cerebral haemorrhage, while doing what she loved most – walking Joey, her boxer dog. Her dog featured in her Guardian column spanning 30 years, a column that started with me, about Treasure, the teenage terror.She wrote to turn something awful into something funny. I was awful and it wa...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Africa, Women, Society, UK News, Health & wellbeing, Joey, Michele Hanson, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Amy Hanson


Girl, 11, gives birth to rapist's child after Argentina says no to abortion

Campaigners condemn authorities who ignored girl’s plea ‘to remove what the old man put inside me’An 11-year old girl who became pregnant after being raped was forced to give birth after Argentine authorities refused to allow her the abortion to which she was entitled.The authorities ignored repeated requests for an abortion from the child, called “Lucía” to protect her identity, as well as her mother and a number of Argentine women’s right activists. After 23 weeks of pregnancy, she had to unde...
Tags: Health, Women, Americas, Society, World news, Global development, Argentina, Abortion


Girl, 11, gives birth to child of rapist after Argentina says no to abortion

Campaigners condemn authorities who ignored girl’s plea ‘to remove what the old man put inside me’An 11-year old girl who became pregnant after being raped was forced to give birth after Argentine authorities refused to allow her the abortion to which she was entitled.The authorities ignored repeated requests for an abortion from the child, called “Lucía” to protect her identity, as well as her mother and a number of Argentine women’s right activists. After 23 weeks of pregnancy, she had to unde...
Tags: Health, Women, Americas, Society, World news, Global development, Argentina, Abortion


Girl, 11, gives birth to rapist's child after Argentina says not to abortion

Campaigners condemn authorities who ignored girl’s plea ‘to remove what the old man put inside me’An 11-year old girl who became pregnant after being raped was forced to give birth after Argentine authorities refused to allow her the abortion to which she was entitled.The authorities ignored repeated requests for an abortion from the child, called “Lucía” to protect her identity, as well as her mother and a number of Argentine women’s right activists. After 23 weeks of pregnancy, she had to unde...
Tags: Health, Women, Americas, Society, World news, Global development, Argentina, Abortion


Girl, 11, gives birth to rapist's child after Argentina refuses abortion

Campaigners condemn authorities who ignored girl’s plea ‘to remove what the old man put inside me’An 11-year old girl who became pregnant after being raped was forced to give birth after Argentine authorities refused to allow her the abortion to which she was entitled.The authorities ignored repeated requests for an abortion from the child, called “Lucía” to protect her identity, as well as her mother and a number of Argentine women’s right activists. After 23 weeks of pregnancy, she had to unde...
Tags: Health, Women, Americas, Society, World news, Global development, Argentina, Abortion


Derry Girls join Northern Ireland abortion protest

Cast members march on Westminster to lobby secretary of state for law overhaulStars of the hit television show Derry Girls have joined a group of female MPs in a march on Westminster calling for the extension of abortion rights to Northern Ireland. Related: Pro-choice activists hope Ireland’s success can be replicated in North Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, Protest, Law, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Abortion, Northern Irish politics, Westminster, Karen Bradley, Derry Girls


Voyage to the Garbage Patch: the female sailors taking on plastic

Plastic is everywhere, and it’s not going anywhere – potentially posing serious risks to our health. A crew of scientists and activists is conducting a hands-on investigationWhen I arrive at the marina in Victoria on a late-July morning, the sky and water are complementary shades of azure. On the deck of the 72ft shiny-bright Sea Dragon, moored here in the island capital of British Columbia for just one day, are four young women, part of the crew of the research voyage “eXXpedition”. They’re hau...
Tags: Health, Environment, Women, Society, US news, Victoria, British Columbia, Plastics, Plymouth England, Imogen Napper


BBC criticised for failure to provide abortion advice

Healthcare organisations say not including abortion on Action Line site is stigmatisingHealthcare organisations have called on the BBC to reverse its “stigmatising” decision to not provide information about abortion.After an episode of Call the Midwife, in which a character died as a result of complications from an illegal abortion, women who visited the BBC Action Line website complained there was no advice relating to abortion. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Television, Media, Drama, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Abortion, Call The Midwife, Period drama (TV


“End Your Sugar Addiction In 2019”: Guest Expert Dr. Elin Ostman Tells How!

Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to be more physically active? Looking to improve your concentration and sleep patterns? Want to be healthier? Would you want to look younger? You can do that by cutting the sugar you have in your diet. I don’t mean just sugar you dish out by the […]
Tags: Food, Family, Featured, Sweden, Obesity, Women, Lifestyle, Entrepreneurs, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Marketing Strategy, Heart Disease, Viral, Innovation, Tips


Germany's cabinet approves revision to Nazi-era abortion law

Doctors are currently banned from advertising services and offering information onlineGermany’s cabinet has approved a revision to the country’s controversial, Nazi-era abortion law, a move that – pending parliamentary approval – would allow doctors and medical associations to provide women with more information about where and how to seek abortions.Under the current law – paragraph 219a of Germany’s criminal code – doctors are prohibited from advertising abortion services or providing informati...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Women, Abortion


Leading UK child health body under fire over baby milk sponsorship

Royal College of Paediatrics urged to rethink conference funding amid claims deal contravenes World Health Organization codeThe Royal College of Paediatrics has been accused of breaching World Health Organization guidance after it accepted sponsorship funding from baby formula companies.More than 100 medics and 13 health groups have written to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), urging it to drop Nestlé, Nutricia and Danone from the list of sponsors for its first internati...
Tags: Health, UK, Nutrition, Africa, Women, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Global development, Parents and parenting, World Health Organization, Maternal health, Cairo, Nutrition And Development, Danone, Global Health


Mexican woman jailed for miscarriage released after conviction is overturned

Dafne McPherson was accused of murdering her newborn and found guilty in July 2016, but an appeals court says evidence was flimsyA Mexican woman who was sentenced to 16 years in jail after suffering a miscarriage in a department store bathroom has walked free after a court in the central state of Querétaro overturned her homicide conviction.Prosecutors had accused Dafne McPherson, 29, of murdering her newborn, but an appeal court judge found that the scientific evidence used to convict her was f...
Tags: Health, Mexico, Women, Americas, World news, Abortion, Queretaro, Dafne McPherson


Police arrest 19 people over FGM gang attacks on women in Uganda

Critics say police should have acted earlier on reports of forceful mutilation of more than 400 women in a month by armed groupsSixteen men and three women have been arrested for allegedly aiding and abetting female genital mutilation (FGM) in eastern Uganda after reports of gangs attacking women in the region.The suspects were taken into custody earlier this week after joint police and military operations in Kween district. The arrests followed local media reports of more than 400 women, some a...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Uganda, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Fgm, Kween, Female genital mutilation (FGM


Woman denied abortion in Dublin despite new legislation

Hospital’s decision has raised questions over introduction of abortion services in IrelandA hospital in Dublin has refused an abortion to a woman with a fatal foetal abnormality, raising questions over Ireland’s recent introduction of abortion services.The Coombe hospital, a leading maternity facility that has signed up to the service, reportedly declined to terminate the pregnancy because it did not “fall neatly” into a fatal foetal abnormality diagnosis. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, Society, World news, Ireland, Abortion, Dublin, Reproductive rights (developing countries


Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues


'Irish history is moving rapidly': backlash to abortion law fails to emerge

Besides a fleeting protest in Galway, abortion has become available in 22 of Ireland’s 26 counties with barely a fussIreland voted by a landslide to legalise abortion – but turning that social revolution into medical reality has fallen largely on the shoulders of just 200 GPs. Related: Apprehension on all sides before launch of Irish abortion services Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, World news, Ireland, Abortion, Galway, Irish abortion referendum



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