A new weekly roundup of news stories related to ESC rights…
This Saturday, September 28th marks the Global Day of Action for Safe, Legal Abortion, this year focusing on the decriminalization of abortion led by reproductive rights organization September 28. Across Ireland people will be raising their voices as they march for choice this Saturday.
Our video for the week, produced by the Centre for Reproductive Rights, highlights the profound impact that laws criminalizing abortion have on women’s right to life and healt. The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health explains why all women deserve the right to choose:
In other news:
- Civil Society calls for a new global partnership for sustainable development and says governments need to stop paying lip service to human rights and make it central to the sustainable development agenda, otherwise targets are being achieved at the expense deepening inequalities, discrimination and injustice. See more on the Guardian Global Development.
- Amnesty International highlights the increase in forced evictions of Roma in France and their impact on the right to adequate housing.
- Teachers in Mexico continue to protest as new educational reform puts further pressure on teachers in an already under-resourced public system.
- The Nation reports that at the recent G20 conference, ‘Politicians Push the Same Neoliberal Agenda That Got Us Into This Mess’ meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address.
- New buildings, school meals, desks and iPads won’t cut it unless the quality of education also improves: education for all means improvements in the quality of education not just the quantity invested.
- Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission in India may take action on water as a human right.