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Abortion

Indian delegate at UN implies the Right to life of children with disability is at the mercy of the women’s choice

In a side event at the Conference of State Parties to the Convention of People with Disabilities (2018), sponsored by the permanent mission of India to United Nations, the Secretary of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities rephrased a crucial question concerning the Right to Life of persons with disabilities as depending on the […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | June 19, 2018
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Human Rights

Uncovering and Addressing the Core: Reflections on Pomodoro’s Sphere within Sphere

He breaks the universal sphere’s Machine-smoothed skin, To show the meshing gears And cogs within. -John Scattergood (excerpt from “Six Ways of Looking at a Pomodoro”)1   Recently, I was given a tour of the United Nations campus as a part of my internship with the Center for Family and Human Rights. The large meeting […]

Abigail Long | June 18, 2018
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Human Rights

Eradicate Modern Slavery- The Santa Marta Group at UN

“We need to recognize that organized crime is precisely that: organized. We are not” spoke Sister Melissa Camarado throwing light onto the issue of human trafficking at the UN event sponsored by Holy See: The Santa Marta Group: Police and Religious Leaders Partnering to Eradicate Modern Slavery By Building Trust in Leadership, Action and Accountability. His Eminence […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | June 9, 2018
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Abortion

Sovereignty or Cultural Elitism: United Nations to Decide

In the early 1990s, the United Nations sent twenty-thousand peacekeepers to the sovereign nation of Cambodia in an effort to hold fair elections and keep the peace. The initiative, entitled the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia, marked the first instance in which the United Nations overtook the administration of a sovereign state. In a […]

Peter Thomann | June 4, 2018
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Reproductive Health/Family Planning

‘Oral sex is not sex’ says 9th Asian Pacific conference on SRHR

“Undergraduates are now regarding oral.., what I call oral sex as not being sex. This is some other category of behavior.” Says Emeritus Professor Terrence H Hull at the 9th Asia Pacific conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights held in Vietnam in November 2017. Keeping in line with the typical SRHR agenda of […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | April 25, 2018
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Catholic Teaching

The Role of Men in the Feminist Movement

A surprising topic of conversation at this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women was the role of men in the gender equality movement. Amongst discussions of sex trafficking, child marriage, the gender pay gap, sexual harassment in the work place, the #MeToo movement, and others, one topic continued to be brought up […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018
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Catholic Teaching

The Importance of Educating Women

One of the largest topics at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women last month was the incredible importance of education for young girls. There was no shortage of discussions on how to get girls more interested in STEM programs, how to encourage women in the agricultural field, in government and politics, in […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018
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Bioethics

The Attack on Children in the School System

The New York Times published a couple of weeks ago entitled, “In Sweden’s Preschools, Boys Learn to Dance and Girls Learn to Yell,” it outlines the work of a gender progressive pre-school in Stockholm. In this school, the teachers only use “gender-neutral pronouns,” and in an effort to stem off a split along traditional gender […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018
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gendercide

Abortion

Gendercide in Asia: A CSW62 panel for Asia without Asians

“Invest 5000 today save 500,000 (dowry) later.” So read an advertisement outside abortion center in Punjab, India. How can we empower girls and women in rural areas if first of all they’re not allowed to be born and are targeted and killed in the womb? The 62nd commission on the status of women just ended. […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | March 30, 2018
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