Decriminalization of abortion
British ferry workers fired, women’s groups oppose Lasso’s veto and other stories

Today we look at the sudden mass lay-offs imposed on 800 ferry workers in the UK, the partial presidential veto of an abortion bill in Ecuador, and more

Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso partially vetoes abortion bill

Feminist movements and women’s rights organizations have vehemently rejected the president’s decision and his reasons to partially veto the bill that allowed abortions in rape cases

Following outrage, Guatemalan president reverses controversial “Life and Family Protection” bill

The bill would have increased prison sentences for women seeking abortions, banned same-sex marriages, and prohibited educational institutions from teaching about sexuality and gender

Colombia decriminalizes elective abortion in milestone ruling

With the decision, Colombia has become the third country in Latin America, following Argentina and Mexico, to expand the sexual and reproductive rights of women in recent years

Israel razes Palestinian Bedouin village Al Araqib for 198th time and other stories

Today we look at the demolition of the Palestinian Al Araqib village in Negev, the killing of an Indigenous teen, Jai Wright, in Australia, and more

Advances and setbacks in the struggle for abortion access in Ecuador

Feminist and women rights movements rejected the approval of a bill with inhibitory deadlines and condemned that it would force women to continue to seek clandestine abortions in unsafe conditions

UK Court drops case against activists protesting Israeli arms factory and other stories

Today we look at the dismissal of charges against Palestine Action activists, protests against a mega steel plant by villagers in Odisha, India, and more

Chilean Chamber of Deputies approves bill to decriminalize abortion

With 75 votes in favor, 68 votes against and 2 abstentions, the lower house of the parliament endorsed the bill that decriminalizes voluntary termination of pregnancy in Chile within the first fourteen weeks of gestation

Mexico decriminalizes abortion in historic ruling

Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the laws that penalize women and pregnant persons for terminating their pregnancy are unconstitutional. With the historic decision, the country’s top court decriminalized abortions across national territory

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