In a meeting coinciding with the Afghan Women’s Summit for Democracy, women’s rights activists from around the world issued a Declaration of Solidarity with Afghan women in support of the Brussels Proclamation. Women from Belgium, Croatia, France, India, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including representatives from the Feminist Majority Foundation, announced their intention to assist in the successful implementation of the directives outlined in the proclamation to help ensure rights for women and the stability of Afghan society.
Working with the Gender Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General and the Executive Director of UNIFEM, the group of international women agreed to advocate on behalf of the proclamation in their own countries, provide political support for the Ministry of Women in Afghanistan, and encourage the UN to recruit more women into the UN agencies operating in Afghanistan and the surrounding areas.
Media Resources: Afghan Women’s Summit, Declaration of Solidarity
7/30/2014 Fifth Circuit Court Rules In Favor Of Mississippi's Last Clinic - Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic will remain open after a the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction against HB 1390, the Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.
Had the court not upheld the lower federal's court's injunction, HB 1390 would have shuttered Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO), the state's only comprehensive reproductive health center. . . .