Archive for 'Women's rights'
What an underreported topic this is. IRIN has a great report on it, pointing out that when girls are kidnapped by rebels and military groups, they often are described only as sex slaves. And no one ever talks about their participation in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programs. I know I [...]
Posted: February 12th, 2013 under Africa, Americas, Asia, Women's rights, civil wars, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues, slavery.
Tags: child soldiers, DDR programs, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, rights of girls, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni
And thank goodness she did, human gaffes and all.
Secretary of State Clinton will always be a lightning rod for people who are at odds with her or her husband, former President Bill Clinton. I remember back when Bill Clinton was making his first run for president, and there were wild stories out there that said [...]
Posted: August 20th, 2009 under Africa, Foreign policy, U.S. politics, Uganda, Women's rights, development aid.
Tags: Bill Clinton, developing economies, Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, women and development
I applaud President Obama for ending the global gag rule . Also known as the Mexico City policy, the rule required that any international nongovernmental organizations receiving US funding end any abortion services it offered, be it counseling or medical procedures themselves. The restriction impacted groups that provided not only counseling about abortion, but also badly needed [...]
Posted: January 31st, 2009 under Foreign policy, Global health, U.S. politics, Women's rights, development aid, human rights.
Tags: Add new tag, global gag rule, international economic development, international women's health, Mexico City policy, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. politics