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Advocates Urge Women to Embrace Contraceptive Use

New Telegraph, Nigeria, 2/1/2018

The Network of Reproductive Health Journalists of Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to respond to Trump’s Global Gag Rule by and taking advantage of family planning as a development strategy to save billions in scarce resources and reduce poverty. The Network observed that as a result of the United State President, Donald Trump’s Global Gag Rule, more Nigerian women were losing access to contraception while more incidences of unintended and unwanted pregnancies, abortions and unsafe abortions and deaths of women are being recorded. The Network also tasked medical and health personnel in the country to be committed towards reducing the stigma around abortion.

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Time Limit for Reporting Sex Crimes Could Change

Hindustan Times, India, 2/1/2018

The Government is considering a proposal to allow sexual abuse survivors, including children, to lodge complaints long after the crime has been committed, Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi said on January 31, 2018. Gandhi said that such victims/survivors of sexual abuse have an equal right to justice. ‘Also, one must remember that in many such cases the accused are repeat offenders. If action is not taken against them they can commit similar offence in future too,’ she said. In India, the statutory limit for reporting an incident of sexual abuse varies depending on the quantum of punishment for the crime.

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