sexta-feira, 8 de março de 2013

UN Agreement on Violence Against Women Threatened by Abortion Advocates - by Stefano Gennarini, J.D.

NEW YORK, March 8 (C-FAM) The meeting has barely begun and UN member states are already deadlocked in negotiations at the Commission on the Status of Women this week at UN headquarters. The new line of attack appears to be a push to establish abortion for cases of rape as a right of reparation under humanitarian law.

Delegates are under exceptional pressure to agree on a final document for the two week-long session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) because last year they failed to reach consensus. Despite avowals from delegates that it won't happen this year negotiations aren't getting any easier, especially when some member states continue to fuel disagreements by proposing controversial new language. Read More