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FPAA’s statement opposing the global removal of funding to reproductive services


Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA), 27 January 2017 Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA) opposes the Global Gag Rule, reinstated by US President Trump on Monday 23 January 2017, which prohibits international organisations from receiving US Aid if they provide, counsel, refer or advocate for abortion services. This action will set a global agenda in restricting women’s access to...

#Envision2030: 17 goals to transform the world for persons with disabilities


United Nations, November 2016 International Day of People with Disability is held on 3 December each year. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability. Each year the UN announces a theme. The theme...

Countries should put women at the forefront of the UN drug policy debate


The Conversation, April 19, 2016 10.25am AEST The United Nations will hold a special session in New York this week to review global drug policy. The summit has the potential to revolutionise the drug control system enshrined in international law since 1961. If UN member states are serious about drug reform, they must act on the disproportionate harm of prohibitionist drug policies on women...

United Nations Committee Affirms Abortion as a Human Right


Huffington Post, Published 01/25/2016, Updated 02/02/2016 In a landmark case, Peru has compensated a woman for denying her a medically indicated abortion. She was forced to continue her pregnancy and deliver the doomed fetus, which survived only four days. Working with human rights lawyers, K.L. filed a complaint with the United Nations Human Rights Committee, based in Geneva. Read more here Read...

Ireland to ‘decriminalise’ small amounts of drugs for personal use


The Independent, Tuesday 3 November 2015
Ireland will move towards decriminalising substances including heroin, cocaine and cannabis as part of a “radical cultural shift”, the country’s drugs minister has said.
Drug users will be able to inject in specially designated rooms in Dublin from next year.

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