She Decides Conference

On March 2, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden hosted a summit to strengthen support and funding for the She Decides initiative. Initiated by the Dutch government, the initiative was created to support organizations affected by Trump’s expanded Global Gag Rule and to encourage increased bilateral assistance towards sexual and reproductive health. 50 governments attended the summit during which Canada pledged $20 million. Sweden and Finland also pledged $20 million with additional $10 million pledges from Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands and private donor contributions that brought the total funding [...]

Le président Trump rétablit la Règle du bâillon mondial

Sous les administrations de Ronald Reagan, de George H.W. Bush et de George W. Bush, la Règle du bâillon mondial interdisait aux ONG étrangers recevant une aide financière des États-Unis pour la planification familiale et la santé génésique d’utiliser des fonds non étatsuniens pour fournir des services, de l’information, du counselling ou des références en matière d’avortement, et de participer au plaidoyer pour l’accès à des services d’avortement sécuritaire. Cette politique cause des préjudices réels et graves aux femmes du monde entier et contrevient aux accords sur le [...]

President Trump re-enacts Global Gap Rule

During the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations, the Global Gag Rule prohibited foreign NGOs receiving U.S. assistance related to family planning and reproductive health from using non-U.S. funding to provide abortion services, information, counseling or referrals and from engaging in advocacy for access to safe abortion services. This policy causes real and serious harm to women around the world and runs contrary to international development agreements signed by the U.S. The policy leads to shortages in resources, the closure of health facilities offering [...]