Sexual/reproductive rights & health

The Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights’ campaign for women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) this year holds a curious coincidence: it is their twenty-eighth campaign, set for the twenty-eighth of May.

Women's groups condemn "all at once" declaration by Muslim men known as "triple talaq" to divorce their wives.

 MAY 28, 2015

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) are an important pillar of the human rights framework and the below average results in this area are a poor reflector on the general human rights situation in Pakistan.

Arab News – Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Many Saudi women are obsessed with having male children in the belief that they are more likely to become breadwinners and continue the family line, Arab News has found.

Muslim Civil Society activists have urged the Sri Lankan authorities to bring to book those who have been harassing and intimidating journalist and social worker Sharmila Seyyid for her opinion on rights of the sex workers.

In Niger and Nigeria, men who want more than their legally permitted four wives are buying women and girls to use as ‘unofficial’ wives. These women are resented by the ‘legal’ wives and face a life of endless work, cruelty and attempts to flee in destitution in the hope of starting a new life, according to a new Anti-Slavery report.

Environ 8 à 13% des décès maternels au Sénégal sont causés par les avortements clandestins. Les jeunes filles sont particulièrement à risque. Les femmes qui y ont recours se trouvent pousuivies devant la justice, encourant jusqu’à deux ans de prison. Un nouvel rapport demande une révision des lois.

Sohair al-Bata’a, who died after being subjected to female genital mutilation in Eg

Introducing Religious Fundamentalism
The world is less than 500 days away from the targeted day to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals and 18 targets set by the United Nations and governments to tackle some of the worst problems that have impeded developing nations.

Justice for Iran (JFI) highlights urgent concerns in submission to the 20th session of UPR Working Group on Islamic Republic of Iran.