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"The women’s empowerment movement is strong and it is founded in local activists and youth leaders fighting for justice. Equality and justice will come when we all want what the world’s women want."
What do the world’s women want? Put simply: Control over their bodies Education Economic autonomy Access to health services To choose who and when to marry To choose if and when to have children Th...
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Abortion is now allowed in the first 12 weeks, or the first 16 weeks if the pregnancy is the result of rape.
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Meet Dr. John Nyamu and Professor Joseph Karanja: two doctors who are working to secure safe #abortion  services for all women in #Kenya.
The implementation of the 2010 Constitution in Kenya should have made it possible for all women in need of an abortion to attain one legally and safely through the public health system. But that hasn't been the case so far. Meet two doctors who are working to make safe abortion accessible to all Kenyan women.
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Enhancing access to sexual and reproductive health services for youth is not enough. We must also remove barriers to these services.
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A Salvadoran feminist organization, La Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto (Citizen Group for the Decriminalization of Abortion) has launched a campaign to petition the government to grant pardons to 17 women who have been imprisoned for miscarrying or delivering stillborns. #Abortion is illegal in El Salvador under all circumstances; these women were accused of provoking an abortion. 
A Salvadoran feminist organization has launched an international campaign to pressure the government to pardon and free 17 women who suffered complications of pregnancy leading to miscarriage and stillbirth, and who have been imprisoned under the country's total abortion ban.
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"We say girls, you are old enough to be married and old enough to have sex and old enough to have children, but you are not old enough to have access to contraception, not old enough to have sexuality education, not old enough to have control of your own body. This simply does not make sense." --Babatunde Osotihehim, UNFPA
Population director tells politicians they have a duty to raise status of women and to reinvigorate commitments on equality
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Celebrating 30 Years as a Bold and Independent Voice for Women and Girls
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The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) promotes and protects the sexual and reproductive rights and health of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. IWHC advances this agenda by supporting and strengthening local leaders and organizations working within their communities and at the national and regional levels; by advocating for international policies, programs, and funding; and by seeking to influence U.S. policy on these matters.