Women’s rights

What if that was you?

2019-06-19T16:46:52-04:00November 14th, 2012|Parenting, TORCH, Women's rights|

By Zeeva Imagine you were pregnant and about to give birth in an isolated area located in Africa. There are no hospitals or trained professional individuals nearby to deliver your baby. The nearest clinic or medical building is three-four hours away. While traveling, there are no paved roads so your swollen body is rocking from [...]

Mitt Romney on Abortion

2019-06-19T16:46:53-04:00October 16th, 2012|Abortion, TORCH, Women's rights|

By Zeeva As some of you may know, Mitt Romney is a firm anti-choice candidate. Romney has consistently opposed the Roe vs. Wade court case that legalized abortion. He has said that if he were elected, he wouldn't look forward to restricting women’s freedom rights. That's a lie. He supports Congress's efforts to restrict the [...]

Child Brides

2019-06-19T16:46:55-04:00May 3rd, 2012|Sex, Sexual violence, Teen pregnancy, TORCH, Women's rights|

By Amy There was a very recent article on Yahoo about child brides and the first legal annulment that took place in India for an 18-year old female, Laxmi Sargara. She was wedded to her potential groom when she was one because her parents relied on financial support from the groom’s family. For her to [...]

Are Human Rights Negotiable?

2019-06-19T16:46:56-04:00February 23rd, 2012|Reproductive rights, Sexual violence, TORCH, Women's rights|

By Amy Culture is not an excuse for human rights violations. Practices like female genital mutilation (FGM), where young females’ clitorises are removed or vagina sealed, are practiced in many African and Middle Eastern countries. Advocates for these practices claim that FGM is a cultural and religious practice that has been performed for so many [...]

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