Biden’s decision to rescind the Global Gag Rule could have implications for the US approach to sexual health and reproductive rights at the UN

by Tess Brennan, Universal Rights Group NYC Asuntos contemporáneos y emergentes, Blog, Blog, Universal Rights Group NYC

President Biden repealed the Global Gag Rule, which he described as his ‘predecessor’s attack on women’s health access’, via Executive Order on 28 January. This move comes as part of the administration’s plan to protect the rights of women both domestically and abroad. The decision serves as a key indicator for how the US may re-emerge on the world stage as …

US co-host virtual signing ceremony of the Geneva Consensus Declaration in latest pushback on women’s rights

by Anna Mattedi, Universal Rights Group Blog, Blog, In Focus: Human rights and religion

On Thursday 22 October 2020, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, co-hosted a virtual signing ceremony of the Geneva Consensus Declaration on ‘Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family’. During the ceremony, a coalition of 30 States, repeatedly denied women’s right to an abortion in the guise of protecting national sovereignty and …

Foco en salud y derechos sexuales y reproductivos en la ONU

by Grace Kennedy, former Universal Rights Group NYC Blog, Blog, Universal Rights Group NYC

En su discurso en la 74ª sesión de la Tercera Comisión en la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas (AGNU), Michelle Bachelet destacó los recientes “retrocesos contra la igualdad de género” y la necesidad de una “oposición al retroceso”. De hecho, en los últimos años, los derechos de las mujeres, y especialmente la salud y derechos sexuales y reproductivos (SDSR) de …