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The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would restrict President Joe Biden’s ability to withhold weapons transfers to Israel, aiming to force the president to deliver certain weapons after he previously placed shipments on hold. The bill, known as the Israel Security Assistance Support Act, was crafted “o provide for the [...]

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The UK Government announced on Thursday that it is updating its statutory guidance for schools and introducing age limits for sex education and sensitive topics. The press release says the decision to introduce age limits to sex education in schools comes “following multiple reports of disturbing materials being used in Relationships, Sex, and Health Education [...]

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The US Department of Justice determined that Nebraska is violating the civil rights of residents with serious mental illnesses by unnecessarily segregating them into institutional settings. The case emerged from complaints by Nebraskans that the state was improperly subjecting mental health patients to segregation from general society, in violation of Title II of the Americans [...]

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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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