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Morocco’s criminalization of abortion and its failure to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services is violating women’s and girls’ human rights, according to a report published Tuesday by Amnesty International. The report concluded that the criminalization of abortion in Morocco has a “devastating” impact on women and girls, who must often resort to [...]

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Pitasanna Shanmugathas is a law student at Vermont Law & Graduate School and a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. On Saturday May 11 Pitasanna participated in Day 10 of the student-led encampment calling for the University of Toronto to divest from funding Israeli institutions allegedly involved in sustaining the [...]

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday that Namibia has eliminated vertical mother-to-child transmission of viral HIV and Hepatitis B, the first country in Africa and the only high-burden country worldwide to do so. WHO presented the country with the “silver-tier” status for its work on controlling and eliminating Hepatitis B and the “bronze tier” [...]

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Tens of thousands of people gathered in Bogota, Colombia on Wednesday to express their support for the labor and healthcare reforms put forward by President Gustavo Petro. Tens of thousands marched in Columbia in support of the reforms, while the President delivered a speech in defense of the social reforms. In terms of the health [...]

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The Tennessee House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that criminalizes adults who knowingly take minors away from Tennessee to help them receive gender-affirming medical procedures without the consent of their parents. The companion bill was introduced to the Tennessee House of Representatives on January 29, 2024 as HB 2310 by Representative Bryan Richey [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the case concerning whether a 1986 federal law preempts Idaho’s near-total abortion ban. The Idaho statute criminalizes performing or attempting to perform an abortion unless not doing so would result in the mother’s death. The Biden administration argues that the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act [...]

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Recent Afrobarometer survey data (Round 8, 2019-2021) paints a stark picture with 86% of Kenyans and 93% of Ghanaians expressing intolerance towards the LGBT community. This high level of intolerance exists despite the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guaranteeing non-discrimination based on sexual orientation. Furthermore, across Africa, laws criminalizing consensual same-sex sexual activity remain commonplace. [...]

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The Australian Human Rights Commission released a report on Monday outlining concerns regarding the conditions at the Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre in Northam, Western Australia. The report highlights issues related to drug trafficking, insufficient healthcare services and the overall well-being of detainees and staff members. According to the report, the Australian Human Rights Commission [...]

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The Biden administration reportedly sent over 70 Haitians back to their homeland on Thursday amid the nation’s ongoing struggle with gang violence. The move was met with condemnation from human rights organizations, like the Haitian Bridge Alliance (HBA), which condemned the move as “intentional violence.” The HBA and nearly 500 other human rights organizations previously [...]

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