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In his first three months in office, President Trump has enacted three key policies which will have a devastating impact on maternal health worldwide: reinstatement of the global gag rule (also known as the “Mexico City Policy”), defunding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and passing of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) within the United States Congress.
On 23 January 2017 President Donald Trump signed a memorandum reinstating the Mexico City Policy, more commonly known as the 'Global Gag Rule'. This policy prohibits international NGOs that are in receipt of US government funding from offering abortion services, or from actively promoting abortion.
Trump’s campaign and subsequent election has energised white supremacist groups and jingoistic individuals by igniting their hatred and making the use of bigoted speech acceptable and encouraged.
On Tuesday 8 November 2016, a new global political narrative took shape. The people of the United States cast their ballots and citizens across the country and the rest of the world reacted.
Sustaining an intimate relationship with a prisoner and encountering the correctional institution in a secondary capacity is an extremely complex experience which turns women’s lives into a grey world of moral ambiguities and contradictions and creates such a multitude of conflicting feelings that women frequently start to question their own ethical choices and judgment as a result of being caught between cooperating with the system and using it to their own advantage on the one hand, and castigating it on the other.
Breastfeeding has been proven to be the most beneficial way of nourishing a baby, however stigma and marketing in the United States are killing the practice.
Why is it important to talk about incarcerated women in the same week in which the world celebrates Mother’s Day? Because most women in jail are mothers - according to the US Department of Justice, 75 per cent of women in prison are mothers and two-thirds of them have dependent children below the age of 18.
In the US, on average women who have the same education, experience, and skills get paid $0.79 for every dollar that men make.
1 in 4 university women in the United States face sexual assault during their college years. This endemic is sweeping the nation.
The United States Supreme Court is soon voting on House Bill 2, which could change the future for women in Texas.