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  • Littlejohn
  • Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers , stated, "My heart breaks for this woman, pressured into four abortions by her husband, then left to die from the trauma - all because he wanted a son! (womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org)
  • Any report that states that China is abandoning the one-child policy is false," Reggie Littlejohn said in a Sept. 22 interview with CNA. (blogspot.com)
  • The one-child policy causes more violence towards women and girls than any other official policy on earth, than any other official policy in the history of the world," Littlejohn said, adding that the Chinese communist party has boasted about having "prevented four hundred million lives" through the policy. (blogspot.com)
  • In addition to her advocacy for China's women, Littlejohn also led the international effort to free Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in the United States in May, 2013. (blogspot.com)
  • Littlejohn rejected media perceptions in the West that the one-child policy is waning, countering that "when the Chinese communist party tweaks the policy, makes a minor adjustment to it, for some reason that fact gets reported as 'China is abandoning the one-child policy,' which is not true. (blogspot.com)
  • Outside of forced abortion, the one-child policy has opened the door to other human rights issues, such as human trafficking and gendercide, Littlejohn said. (blogspot.com)
  • Littlejohn said that the coercion used to enforce the one-child policy serves the double purpose to also keep the communist party in place in China, stating that when the policy was initiated, the birth rate was about 5.9, whereas now it "more like 1.7, which is well below 2.1. (blogspot.com)
  • When the informants catch a woman, Littlejohn said, China's Family Planning Police come "in the middle of the night, grabbing women out of their beds, strapping them down to tables and forcing them to abort babies they want up to the ninth month of pregnancy. (blogspot.com)
  • Littlejohn emphasized the need to raise awareness about the one-child policy, pointing to the resources on her group's website as a place to start. (blogspot.com)
  • pregnancy
  • Participants Following routine midwife systematic assessment of social risk factors, 1324 nulliparous women were assigned, using telephone randomisation, to standard maternity care, or addition of referral to a Pregnancy Outreach Worker (POW) service. (bmj.com)
  • Predicting the Risk of Pregnancy Among African American Youth: Testing a Social Contextual Model. (ebscohost.com)
  • Research has documented social and developmental consequences for youth who experience an early pregnancy. (ebscohost.com)
  • The present study tests a social-contextual model predicting pregnancy. (ebscohost.com)
  • Women of childbearing age still have to go in for mandatory pregnancy checks several times a year. (womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org)
  • Women are forced to abort babies up to the ninth month of pregnancy, and sometimes these forced abortions are so violent that the women themselves die along with their full-term babies. (blogspot.com)
  • In 1985, he co-wrote an article in The Lancet, arguing that many third-world women died in pregnancy and childbirth because programs in maternal and child health, known in the field as "MCH," did too little for mothers. (nytimes.com)
  • This has allowed Mexican women to seek a legal termination of pregnancy (LTP) without any legal procedure at all, therefore setting different coordinates for the experience. (umich.edu)
  • By April 2012, roughly 78,544 women had undergone free legal terminations of pregnancy (LTP) without major complications (GIRE 2012a). (umich.edu)
  • Although it is true that Mexican women have always resorted to abortion to terminate an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy, today they have the opportunity to seek a legal abortion up to 12 weeks of gestation without having to follow any legal procedures. (umich.edu)
  • Apart from the specific circumstances of each voluntary termination of pregnancy, it is an event that takes place in a body transformed by specific social relations. (umich.edu)
  • In this regard, the social conditions, the relationships, the emotions, and the meanings that women experience during sexual intercourse, pregnancy, and abortion are as central as the bodily intervention itself. (umich.edu)
  • 2017
  • As it commenced its 2017 coordination and management segment, the Economic and Social Council today adopted four resolutions and two decisions, including those recommended by its Task Force on non-communicable diseases and its Women's Commission, as well as its Statistical Commission, which submitted in its report's annex more than 200 indicators aimed at measuring the progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. (un.org)
  • abortion
  • Brutal son preference remains in China, and as I had predicted , the sex-selective abortion of baby girls continues under the Two-Child Policy. (womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org)
  • For example, on July 22, 2016 - more than six months after the institution of the Two Child Policy - a Guangdong couple was told they must have an abortion or both lose their government jobs. (womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org)
  • In addition to advocating against coercive population control, WRWF's "Save a Girl" Campaign has saved hundreds of baby girls from sex-selective abortion or abandonment. (womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org)
  • Abortion Law Repeal (Sort Of): A Warning to Women. (radgeek.com)
  • In our disgust with the extreme oppression women experience under the present abortion laws, many of us are understandably tempted to accept insulting token changes that we would angrily shout down if they were offered to us in any other field of the struggle for women's liberation. (radgeek.com)
  • But the new reform legislation now being proposed all over the country is not in our interest either: it looks pretty good, and the improvements it seems to promise (at least for middle-class women) are almost irresistible to those who haven't informed themselves about the complexities of the abortion situation or developed a feminist critique of abortion that goes beyond it's our right. (radgeek.com)
  • There are many reasons why a woman might seek a late abortion, and she should be able to find one legally if she wants it. (radgeek.com)
  • Radical women in Chicago poured their energy into Jane, an abortion referral service initiated by Heather Booth, who had been a one-woman grapevine for her college classmates. (radgeek.com)
  • When a woman is conditioned by the family environment or social impositions to accept motherhood against her wishes, a predisposition to abortion is created as a reaction to submission. (umich.edu)
  • In April 2007, Mexico City's Legislative Assembly passed a law that decriminalized abortion up to 12 weeks of gestation and established the guidelines for the Ministry of Health to provide safe medical services to women seeking it. (umich.edu)
  • An abortion is a bodily event, not only in its material aspect but also in its psycho-social and even political dimensions. (umich.edu)
  • As part of a broader research study, 24 women were interviewed in two public hospitals, immediately after health practitioners had confirmed the abortion had been completed. (umich.edu)
  • 1979
  • Government officials enacted its controversial one-child policy in 1979 to better manage the resources each citizen would consume. (truthout.org)
  • Wednesday marks the anniversary of the country's one-child policy, which was instituted during the Mao era in China in 1979 as a means of population control. (blogspot.com)
  • Government's
  • He is a member of the Advisory Council for Cancer Australia (the Federal Government's cancer control agency) and the Board of the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, a number of grants and ethics committees and holds several honorary academic and clinical posts. (nhmrc.gov.au)
  • It is considered to be a government's course of action designed to influence the welfare of its citizens by dealing with social issues. (ivoryresearch.com)
  • The Ontario government's decision to maintain a monopoly on the sale of weed across the province, establishing a new cannabis retail chain under the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, is already proving unpopular. (macleans.ca)
  • During her term of office, Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, in her public speeches, never failed to mention her government's role in the advancement of women. (sacw.net)
  • justice
  • Developing mixed economy interventions in a non-custodial project for women ', Criminology and Criminal Justice , 13 , 3 , 336 -53. (cambridge.org)
  • Population Control or Population Justice? (truthout.org)
  • The Joint Honours program offers a significant degree of analysis and depth of study into contemporary and historical critical issues centered on gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice beyond the Major through required and complementary course work, intensive research, and seminars. (mcgill.ca)
  • GSFS : Introduction to the key concepts, issues, and modes of analysis in the interdisciplinary fields of feminist and social justice studies. (mcgill.ca)
  • Only open to Honours/Joint Honours students in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies. (mcgill.ca)
  • The concept of 'environmental justice' cannot be delinked from issues of equity and social justice. (epw.in)
  • This module takes an historical view of criminal law, the police, the criminal courts and the prision system, examining the significant social, economic, and philosophical changes that have helped to shape the modern criminal justice and penal systems. (bangor.ac.uk)
  • fertile
  • But some companies, like battery-maker Johnson Controls, say that because of potential fetal health risks, no fertile women need apply. (prospect.org)
  • In a case that comes before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall, Johnson Controls' policy of excluding all fertile women is being challenged by the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), which represents the employees. (prospect.org)
  • Keeping fertile women out of risky jobs may preserve them from one health risk only to expose them to others that are equally serious. (prospect.org)
  • citizenship
  • And, the Minister for Women's Affairs in submitting Bangladesh's Fifth Report to the UN Committee on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (UNCEDAW) in 2004, committed her government to removing the remaining obstacles to equality, with particular reference to rights in marriage, property, citizenship and political participation. (sacw.net)
  • In the last few years, the Parliament has enacted several positive laws for women eg on domestic violence, citizenship rights, etc. (sacw.net)
  • Sciences
  • Scientists have conducted over 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a new literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences . (norml.org)
  • The GIS was founded in 1960 by the late Jayaprakash Narayan to link the Gandhian movement with the social sciences. (epw.in)
  • Gender Equality
  • In addition, it stressed the need for the Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality and other partners to take concrete actions to promote responsibility for the implementation of relevant performance indicators, calling on them, among other things, to implement the System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and launch related United Nations country team "scorecards" beginning in 2018. (un.org)
  • Sixteen years after Bangladesh endorsed the Beijing Plan of Action (1995) for gender equality at the UN Conference for Women, the Cabinet has finally okayed a National Policy for Women's Development in 2011. (sacw.net)
  • California
  • While women still constitute a relatively small percentage of people behind bars, today the number of incarcerated women in California alone is almost twice what the nationwide women's prison population was in 1970. (colorlines.com)
  • In a separate case, a woman who had been denied work at the company's Fullerton plant sued successfully under the state's Fair Employment and Housing Act, but that decision applies only in California. (prospect.org)
  • risks
  • Prespecified, powered, subgroup comparison was among women with 2 or more social risks. (bmj.com)
  • Similarly, these services do not cover women who use non-injecting drugs and alcohol, unless they identify as female sex workers (FSWs), even though there is a growing awareness of the association between alcohol use and HIV risks [ 4 - 6 ]. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Fetal Risks, Women's Rights: Showdown At Johnson Controls by Deborah A. Stone Johnson Controls, Inc. manufactures batteries in sixteen states. (prospect.org)
  • regime
  • As I have long said, I believe the Chinese Communist Party will never abandon coercive population control, because coercive population control is keeping the regime in power. (womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org)
  • But whatever its reputation today, Ontario's liquor control regime was historically an innovative social and health policy, introduced to manage a problem that was quite serious and complex in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. (macleans.ca)
  • courts
  • The UAW lost in the federal district and appellate courts, which held that Johnson Controls was not guilty of sex discrimination under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. (prospect.org)
  • Governments
  • Also, states and governments promote social work and several social services in an active way by committing a substantial part of the annual state budget to the hiring of social workers. (ivoryresearch.com)
  • As we can see, social policy was a measure used by governments for thousands of years. (ivoryresearch.com)
  • By its terms, the Council urged Governments, the private sector and other partners to explore financing for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, and to mobilize adequate, predictable and sustained resources for the programmatic work of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases. (un.org)
  • motherhood
  • European women, better educated and integrated into the labor market than ever before, say there is no time for motherhood and that children are too expensive anyway. (nytimes.com)
  • There is an amazing, glaring silence in the politics of motherhood: the voices of birthmothers are absent from policy-making, news coverage, and legal disputes. (jhu.edu)
  • births
  • As a result, China has drastically slowed down its growth rate from about 6 births per woman in the 50s to 1.7 today. (truthout.org)
  • cannabis
  • oh, and to my post for Director Henderson, and I know it is long, but I hope it posts, I should have assauged her concerns or those of others on the council by suggesting tight reguations and controlled grow areas for medical cannabis…sigh…but it is what it is. (norml.org)
  • children
  • Although every couple is allowed to have two children, single women are still forcibly aborted, as are third pregnancies. (womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org)
  • Throughout Europe, women have delayed having children, or opted out entirely. (nytimes.com)
  • European Union statistics put the rate at 1.2 children per woman in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Latvia and Poland, far below the rate of 2.1 needed to maintain population. (nytimes.com)
  • Social workers provide several kinds of services designed to aid the poor and aged and to increase the welfare of children. (ivoryresearch.com)
  • Social change is change in the way people behave and live their lives, including the changing nature of decisions relating to marriage, divorce and children. (ivoryresearch.com)
  • The core of the policy, the centerpiece of the policy, is not how many children the government allows a woman to have, it's the coercion with which they enforce the limit," she said. (blogspot.com)
  • Starting in 1982, Johnson Controls advised its hiring offices to tell women there were no openings for women capable of bearing children. (prospect.org)
  • Afghanaid works with rural men, women and children - providing them with the tools and skills they need to help themselves. (give2asia.org)
  • issues
  • Hence states form social policies which have measures to follow so as to deal with these issues in an efficient way. (ivoryresearch.com)
  • Known as an international expert on the country's one-child policy, she has testified at the U.S. Congress as well as the European, British and Irish Parliaments, and has briefed the White House, the U.S. Department of State, and the Vatican on the issues of women's rights in China. (blogspot.com)
  • This article explores the above issues through the qualitative analysis of 24 interviews with women who had an LTP in Mexico City public clinics during 2008 and 2009. (umich.edu)
  • This article explores these issues through the qualitative analysis of interviews with women who sought an LTP in Mexico City government clinics between February 2008 and February 2009. (umich.edu)
  • manufactures
  • To answer these questions we use a case study analysis: the story of Savta Gamila (Savta means grandmother in Hebrew), a religious Druze woman who manufactures and sells herbal soaps worldwide. (inderscience.com)
  • Government
  • Short of major wars, mass incarceration has been the most thoroughly implemented government social program of our time. (colorlines.com)
  • In developed countries a large number of social workers are employed by the government. (ivoryresearch.com)
  • So I believe that it has transformed into a policy of social control that's a way for the Chinese government to demonstrate its power. (blogspot.com)
  • That is a form of violence against women, its official government rape in my opinion, and it's a way of terrorizing the entire population. (blogspot.com)
  • He and his colleagues persuaded the Thai government to change its policies, making birth control readily available in rural areas through midwives, who were plentiful, unlike doctors. (nytimes.com)
  • Drafted two years after Beijing, the 1997 Policy was not put into operation before elections intervened in 1997 and power passed on to the Four Party Alliance government formed by the BNP, Jamat and the Islami Oikkyo Jote. (sacw.net)
  • The announcement of a remake of the Policy in 2008 by the Chief Advisor of the Caretaker Government provided another opportunity to the Islami Oikkyo Jote to take to the streets even though inheritance was a taboo word. (sacw.net)
  • prevention
  • A text on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, which was introduced by the Russian Federation's representative, was also adopted without a vote. (un.org)
  • HIV prevention programs targeting IDUs tend to be male dominated and not very accessible for female IDUs, whose needs are not the same as their male counterparts [ 1 , 2 ]. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • regulation
  • Travelers from Liberia including business owners and aid agencies could come under immense scrutiny should another Ebola-like communicable disease hit the country under a new and more robust regulation being undertaken by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control (CDC). (kff.org)
  • Historian Dan Malleck characterizes this period in Ontario's alcohol regulation as excessive in his book Try to Control Yourself . (macleans.ca)
  • alcohol
  • Barstool historians often claim that religious women engineered the fight against alcohol as a way to take away men's right to "recreation" in Canada and the United States. (macleans.ca)
  • Women often suffered the collateral damage of the drinking culture of the time, both as domestic abuse and financial hardship, and reformers did cite these concerns in opposition to alcohol. (macleans.ca)
  • The most problematic substance for women from Nagaland was alcohol, and for women from Manipur it was heroin. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • consequences
  • The Policy document starts off by describing the situation of women, their participation in political struggles, the consequences of the 1971 war of independence, and their subsequent inclusion into Bangladesh's development plans. (sacw.net)
  • History
  • A revisit to its history explains why the 2011 Policy remains conservative in limiting its recognition of women's rights in the public sphere and how institutional weaknesses and bureaucratic conservatism can frustrate implementation. (sacw.net)
  • people
  • When prisons disappear human beings in order to convey the illusion of solving social problems, penal infrastructures must be created to accommodate a rapidly swelling population of caged people. (colorlines.com)
  • Even in the ancient days people living in communities were forming social rules which established general regulations for the well-being of the community. (ivoryresearch.com)
  • Women, minorities, and young people re-elected President Obama. (healthbeatblog.com)
  • Obama won among the young people, Latinos and women who will shape this nation's future. (healthbeatblog.com)
  • However
  • The scientific and social facts, however, do not point to so narrow a choice and such limited alternatives. (prospect.org)
  • public
  • Abortion's public political emergence in the 1960s, as Donald Critchlow puts it, "transformed the politics of population and family planning policy" (1999: 113). (jhu.edu)
  • Articles 7, 8, 9 and 12 of the 1997 policy document were amended to deny women rights to property, land and inheritance, to limit their access to employment opportunities, deprive older women of much needed support, and undermine their participation in public decision making. (sacw.net)
  • cessation
  • Our findings suggest that anti-tobacco information campaigns about the dangers of second-hand smoke in France and about smoking cessation in the Netherlands and Germany might have reduced the social acceptability of smoking in these countries. (ebscohost.com)
  • state
  • August 1970), on the importance of radicalism to the pro-choice movement and the danger of TRAP laws and state control. (radgeek.com)
  • Churchill , H. ( 2011 ) 'Wither the social investment state? (cambridge.org)
  • services
  • Most injecting drug users (IDUs) are male, and the services are primarily tailored to meet their needs, which are not necessarily the same as those for women. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • girls and women
  • The great tragedy, the great challenge, is the same one I saw in Nigeria and Thailand in the 60's - that in the developing world, girls and women don't have the power to say no," he said. (nytimes.com)