34 Million Friends of UNFPA
Grassroots effort to find 34 million Americans to each give $1 dollar to provide reproductive health services in the world's poorest countries through the UN Population Fund. The effort sprung up after President Bush witheld the $34 million Congress designated for these services.
Abortion-Information is one of few sites in German, French and Italian language giving pro choice information about abortion and abortion rights. The site was created by the Swiss Union for Decriminalizing Abortion (USPDA) which has been dissolved after having obtained abortion on request in Switzerland - in a 30 years long fight. The site is now run by Anne-Marie Rey, ex-president of USPDA.
Boycott South Dakota!
We are alerting you to our Boycott against South Dakota.
We have been moved to action after South Dakota passed it's legislation banning a women's right to choose. This draconian legislation in South Dakota against women must stop and this boycott will continue against tourism as well as major companies doing business in South Dakota until a woman's right to choose in South Dakota is restored.
The boycott is growing rapidly and a "virtual petition" is available to you at:
This boycott WILL have financial ramifications for South Dakota via tourism as well as companies doing business within the state.
Please post a link on your website to get the word out regarding this Boycott forming! We are 400 people strong so far, but we need you help!
Boycott South Dakota!
Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center for Reproductive Rights is a non-profit legal and policy advocacy organization dedicated to promoting women's reproductive rights. Their site contains frequently updated information on the Center's legal campaigns to improve access to reproductive health care throughout the world, as well as many publications on reproductive health technologies and issues- a great site for research.
Committee on Women, Population and the Environment
By challenging the belief that population growth is the primary cause of environmental degradation, conflict, and growing poverty, CWPE locates the true causes of these in a global economic system based on exploitation, profit, and consumerism, the structures of patriarchy and racism that underlie it, and the militarism that enforces and perpetuates it. CWPE supports women’s rights to safe, voluntary birth control and abortion, and strives to reorient contraceptive research toward safe, non-invasive, and women-controlled methods, as well as to ensure that the context of women’s lives enhance their ability to make choices. CWPE is committed to the principle that self-determination for all women can only come by addressing the intersecting oppressions in our lives. Towards this end, CWPE's agenda is an evolving one that attempts to capture the complexity of such oppressions.
Family Health International
The site for this non-profit group working to improve the quality of reproductive health care for women around the world contains information on family planning, HIV, AIDS, STDs, and Women’s Studies.
Fundación Mexicana para la Planificación Familiar (MEXFAM)
A member of IPPF, this organization provides medical and educational services in family planning, reproductive health and options, and sexual education. This site offers information about these topics as well as information about the organization.
Grupo de Infomación en Reproducción Elegida (Information Group on Reproductive Choice)
Who We Are:
The Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida (GIRE)* is a non-profit, civil organization formed in 1992 to provide objective and current information on reproductive rights to strategic sectors of Mexican society principally, decision makers, opinion leaders, the media and youth leaders. Reproductive rights are the cornerstone for women’s control over their reproductive health and contribute to the advance of gender equality.
*Information Group on Reproductive Choice
To contribute to the recognition, respect and defense of reproductive rights, in particular abortion rights, upholding women’s free choice.
How We Work:
GIRE is divided into four working areas: Information gathers, writes and disseminates information on reproductive rights, through case study narratives that exemplify reproductive rights violations, training manuals, books, fact sheets and a web site. Inter-Institutional Relations works to create a base of pro-choice advocates among our strategic sectors for reproductive rights among the Mexican public. Communications maintains a strong pro-choice presence in the national media through interviews, press conferences and outreach work among media professionals, and monitors reproductive rights issues through a daily press-clippings service. Institutional Development is responsible for GIRE’s administrative and financial operations, including its fundraising activities.
Generate, systematize and distribute the most accurate information on reproductive rights to strategic sectors principally policy and decision makers, opinion leaders, the media and youth leaders.
What We Want:
In the Short Term
· an end to reproductive and sexual rights violations
· homogenous abortion laws throughout Mexico
In the Long Term
· a culture of informed consent where people are able to make informed decisions about their reproductive lives, and that the information they need to make those decisions is readily available
· people who are able to take charge of their sexual and reproductive lives in a free and informed manner without coercion from society, religion, partners, or family members
· the decriminalization of abortion
We Work Towards:
· Guaranteeing Mexicans’ free exercise of reproductive rights in a responsible and informed manner.
· Ensuring access to information that enables individuals to lead healthy and pleasurable reproductive and sexual lives, free of sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies.
· Providing the most current and complete information on reproductive rights, and related issues such as bio-ethics, to decision makers and opinion leaders working in the legal, educational and health sectors.
· Promoting the decriminalization of abortion via public debate.
· GIRE has become a key reference point for reproductive rights information in Mexico among policy and decision makers, NGOs, opinion leaders and the media.
· A leading disseminator of specialized materials on reproductive and sexual rights throughout Mexico.
· Keeps the issue of reproductive rights, including abortion rights, in the media through interviews, press conferences, and the daily monitoring of reproductive rights in the press.
· Has turned the spotlight on a series of reproductive rights violations and advocated for justice.
· Trained government officials, including policy and decision makers, in reproductive and sexual rights.
· Created the largest single library collection of reproductive and sexual rights materials in Mexico.
· Collaborates with national and regional reproductive rights organizations.
Where does our funding come from?
· Private foundations
· International agencies
· Governmental donations
· Individual donations
International Planned Parenthood Federation
This site features weekly news reports, IPPF's monthly Medical Bulletin, and contact information for regional IPPF affiliates around the world. Also find related links, highlights from the IPPF 1996-7 Annual Report, and IPPF's strategic plan in English, French and Spanish.
This non-profit agency works to "improve women's lives by focusing on reproductive health." The site is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and contains information on many methods of abortion, with a focus on women's empowerment and reducing unsafe abortion procedures.
A French organization that advocates reproductive rights, ProChoix provides resources, articles, and take action information on this French-language website.
The Global Reproductive Health Forum
A project of the Harvard School of Public Health, to provide a space for networking and exchange of perspectives on gender, rights, and reproductive health issues.
United Nations Population Fund
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is "the largest international source of population assistance." They channel money to countries needing assistance in its three main program areas: Reproductive Health including Family Planning and Sexual Health, Population and Development Strategies and Advocacy. Their site has up-to-date research on reproductive health technologies and their availability throughout the world.
US Committee for the UN Population Fund
This well-designed website offers information not only on global reproductive rights but specifically on the United States' role and committment to international family planning, reproductive rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women in developing nations through education, advocacy and fundraising.
Women on Waves
A Dutch organization working to provide abortions on a medical ship that sails in international waters.
World Health Organization
Although not specifically geared towards abortion rights, this site is exceptional in its breadth of information on reproductive health and policy. Its search engine is also useful and contains much information on international abortion rights.