Sexual/reproductive rights & health

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:
New Law Supports Equal Pay, But Contraceptives Financing Dropped From Economic Stimulus.
President Obama has lifted the Global Gag Rule that banned US funding for any international healthcare organizations that perform abortions or advocate for the legalization of abortion.
Early marriage and lack of access to medical intervention until complications become severe are two factors that have hampered improvement in the situation.
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