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    UK in ‘grave and systematic’ violation of rights due to restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland

UK in ‘grave and systematic’ violation of rights due to restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland

Following a critical UN report on access to abortion in Northern Ireland, Catherine O’Rourke explores the potential for synergies between the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Women, Peace and Security architecture in advancing women’s rights in conflict.

On February 23, 2018, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (the CEDAW Committee) […]

April 19th, 2018|Featured, Legal analysis, WPS in policy|Comments Off on UK in ‘grave and systematic’ violation of rights due to restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland|

Where are reproductive rights in the WPS Agenda?

Claire Pierson and Jennifer Thomson introduce their LSE WPS Working Paper ‘Abortion and Reproductive Rights in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda’.

Since 2000 the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda has dominated discussions of women’s rights and political inclusion in conflict and post-conflict situations. Yet, despite the global profile that the agenda has gained, there has been little consideration […]

March 21st, 2018|WPS in policy|Comments Off on Where are reproductive rights in the WPS Agenda?|
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    Reviving the global gag rule is a ‘Women, Peace and Security’ issue

Reviving the global gag rule is a ‘Women, Peace and Security’ issue

In 1984 the Mexico City Policy, or ‘global gag rule’, was enacted by the United States, restricting federal funds to international family planning institutions that provide advice and counselling on abortion. Since then, this policy has been repealed and reinstated several times – most recently being reinstated by President Donald Trump.  Dr Laura J Shepherd discusses the global impact of the […]

March 1st, 2017|Featured, WPS in policy|Comments Off on Reviving the global gag rule is a ‘Women, Peace and Security’ issue|