Mark Goldberg, of UN Dispatch, kicked the salon off with these thoughts:
IWHC President Adrienne Germain responds with her thoughts:
By overturning the Global Gag Rule and reinstating UNFPA funding, the Obama Administration has taken immediate actions to ensure the rights and reproductive health of women and girls. But a lot of day-in, day-out slogging is being – and will have to continue to be – done. And, there are quite a few things that must be undone – for example, the Administration’s bold move to repeal the HHS regulations initiated by the Bush Administration.
The US can stand tall at this week’s UN Conference on Population and Development to secure consensus on a robust action agenda for the world and for U.S. foreign assistance:
2. Ensuring access to comprehensive sexuality education that teaches young people how to establish equality in relationships, respect the right to consent in sex and marriage, and end violence and sexual coercion.
3. Promoting and protecting the human rights of women at the United Nations and in bilateral relations with other governments.
As Alana says, we know what to do, and as Laurie suggests, we are mobilizing effective alliances for this era of opportunity.
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