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national / gender and sexuality / press release Monday April 30, 2007 20:57 by Alliance for Choice   text 8 comments (last - thursday may 03, 2007 14:13)
ALLIANCE FOR CHOICE
CALLS ‘D’ CASE
A TRAGEDY WAITING TO HAPPEN

It was only a matter of time before another distressed young woman was forced to remind the Irish people of the disgraceful situation facing women in crisis pregnancies in this country. The HSE’s refusal to permit a young woman in their custody to terminate her non-viable pregnancy is consistent with the hypocrisy exhibited by successive Irish governments who have refused to deal with the issue. It is truly outrageous that this vulnerable young woman should be further traumatised by having to ask the courts for the right to terminate a pregnancy that can, at best, result in the birth of a child with no possibility of life. read full story / add a comment
The Rogue Agency Displays its True Colours (after the demo they take their anti-choice banners down)
dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Sunday April 22, 2007 13:59 by activist from ChoiceIreland   text 15 comments (last - tuesday july 07, 2015 12:31)   image 2 images
Yesterday from 12 noon pro-choice activists picketed the fundamentalist Christian rogue agency on Dorset Street.
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Marek Jurek
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Sunday April 15, 2007 18:46 by C Murray   text 10 comments (last - friday june 29, 2007 20:02)   image 3 images
The LPR in Poland had attempted at the end of 2006 to force through
an amendment to the article 38 of the Polish Constitution which would
have transcended the already legislated for abortion rights of Polish
women. The amendment was to have read ' to protect human life from
the moment of Conception'. The campaigners launched a global
letter of protest which went through many women's groups and a
political campaign to raise awareness of the issues surrounding
women's reproductive rights.

The Vote happened and the LPR lost.
Marek Jurek has been forced to resign.
During the almost five month campaign which saw deep division in
the Polish Parliament, the Alicia Tysiac case was heard in Strasbourg, The ECHR
ruled that the Polish State had failed in their legal obligation to provide the
mother of three with a legal abortion on medical grounds, despite three
doctors advising that she would lose her sight if she was to proceed with
her pregnancy.
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Picket from across the road
dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Monday March 26, 2007 20:26 by Joe   text 22 comments (last - wednesday march 28, 2007 11:45)   image 5 images   audio 1 audio file
Photos and audio from the picket of the rogue pregnancy advice agency in Dublin. Audio (first comment) includes some an anti-choice activist trying to defend the agency on the grounds that the ends justify the means. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 20, 2007 20:06 by C Murray   text 8 comments (last - saturday march 24, 2007 20:44)

The European Court for Human Rights today held that Poland was in violation of
the human Rights of Alicja Tysiak who had sought an abortion due to a medical
condition which had caused irreversible eye damage.

She had been refused a certificate authorising the abortion, which had left her
forced to continue with the pregnancy.

By Law Poland allows women to have abortions when their health is in danger, in the
Tysiac case the Polish State had failed to meet with it's legal obligation.

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dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Friday March 09, 2007 16:38 by Joe   audio 1 audio file
Edited extracts from the Class, Feminism and Revolution recorded at this years Dublin anarchist bookfair. The meeting was organised by RAG (Revolutionary Anarcha-Feminist Group) and was based around a written text - if someone could email this here it would be great read full story / add a comment
False Information
dublin / gender and sexuality / feature Friday March 09, 2007 16:24 by Pro Choice Activist   text 59 comments (last - tuesday september 18, 2007 17:45)   image 16 images
Pro Choice Activists marked International Women's Day by holding a protest outside a Rogue family planning agency on Dorset Street. The Agency called "Womens Resource Agency" and also using the name "British Alternatives Pregnancy Services" was covered up with a brown sheeting - in an attempt to prevent their identity and location being exposed in the media. read full story / add a comment
8th March 07
international / gender and sexuality / news report Thursday March 08, 2007 11:41 by The Unmanageables   text 5 comments (last - wednesday march 21, 2007 20:08)   image 11 images

"Oh it's international Women's Day and so many issues have been co-opted and the
'F' word is become a dirty word for some people, what shall we do?"

We decided that the source of a lot of our bad legislation which mitigates
against women and children, especially the Criminal Law (sexual Offences) Bill
2006, emanted from the Offices of the Tanaiste and Minister for Justice,
Michael Mc Dowell.

We decided, therefore to 'unmanage' him. read full story / add a comment
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national / gender and sexuality / feature Thursday March 08, 2007 11:36 by Seamus   text 24 comments (last - friday march 09, 2007 17:57)   image 1 image
The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) have suspended Trocaire's advertisment for its Lenten Campaign on Gender Equality. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / press release Wednesday March 07, 2007 16:01 by Labour Youth   text 6 comments (last - thursday march 08, 2007 10:49)
Responding to Health Minister Mary Harney’s statement earlier this week that she would consider lifting VAT on condoms, labour Youth have called on the Government to introduce universal provision of free contraception.
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a long standing piece of graffito art is given a fresh lick
derry / gender and sexuality / news report Monday March 05, 2007 15:02 by Louise Michel   text 1 comment (last - monday march 05, 2007 19:27)   image 5 images
international / gender and sexuality / news report Saturday March 03, 2007 20:48 by pat c   text 4 comments (last - monday march 05, 2007 10:15)
Houzan Mahmoud, Representative of the Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq has been threatened by Islamic Fundamentalists. On February 26, 2007, Houzan received an e-mail signed by Ansar al-Islam, the notoriously brutal jihadist group based in Kurdistan/Iraq.

The death threat, delivered via e-mail, read:

"With the permission of Great God, we will kill you either in Iraq or in London by the middle of March, because you are campaigning against Islam. You should be sent to God for punishment." read full story / add a comment
Invisible Donors
dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Thursday March 01, 2007 16:44 by Jim   text 2 comments (last - saturday march 03, 2007 10:43)   image 4 images
The Union of Students in Ireland organised today a protest about the blood ban operated by the Department of Health on Gay men.

It is now widely accepted that the best way to ensure a safe blood supply is to refuse blood from anyone engaged in high risk behaviour - rather than the current situation where hetrosexuals engaged in high risk promiscuous sexual activity will have their blood accepted while gay men involved low risk monogamous relationships will have their blood refused. read full story / add a comment
Abortion will be legalised through parliamentary majority...
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Monday February 12, 2007 10:38 by Chris murray   text 2 comments (last - saturday february 17, 2007 15:43)   image 1 image
The Socialist Leader Jose Socrates insists that abortion rights will
be legalised in Portugal after a large abstention in the electorate.
The Leader of Christian Democratic Party Riberio de Castro says
that the referendum is not legally binding,Of the % that voted the right
to legal abortion was carried. The Socialist Party must now use
their parliamentary majority to legalise abortion as they promised in the 2005
election. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / news report Saturday February 03, 2007 13:41 by Julia Doherty   text 27 comments (last - thursday march 15, 2012 12:05)
Recent legislative proposals to have the age of consent lowered from 17 to 16 have been met by opposition from the Catholic bishops. A committee on child protection in the Dail put forward the suggestion, an effort to resolve the controversy caused by the laws on statutory rape that were introduced in the summer. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Tuesday January 23, 2007 15:25 by Jane   text 37 comments (last - sunday april 08, 2007 09:35)   image 3 images
Thousands of Pro Choice Leaflets were distributed in Dublin City Centre last weekend as part of a campaign to increase visibility of pro choice activism and to put the issue of Abortion Rights back on the agenda. Members of Labour Youth and BODY distributed leaflets advertising a Pro Choice Meeting that is taking place this Saturday at 3pm in the Central Hotel. There was an excellent reaction from passers by with several people stopping and to lend their support.

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international / gender and sexuality / news report Monday January 22, 2007 10:48 by Houzan Mahmoud
Dear friends

Below you will see the appeal for support letters to our campaign to stop Islamic laws and islamisaiton of Kurdistan in the new proposed constitution for Kurdistan/Iraq.

Please send your support letters to us, so we can hand them at the end of our campaign to the Kurdish parliament and
constitution committee..

We also ask you to circulate and publisize our campaign and appeal as wide as you can.

Thank you so much for your support to our cause.

Best Wishes

Houzan Mahmoud
campaign coordinator

If you are interested in getting involved in the campaign or wish to receive further information then please contact Houzan at:

houzan73@yahoo.co.uk

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galway / gender and sexuality / press release Monday January 08, 2007 21:27 by Margaretta D'Arcy
Radio Pirate-Woman opens its airwaves to Men, after 21 years of operating as a women-only station, to examine the current position of men in Ireland vis-a-vis women. read full story / add a comment
Campaign Pic
national / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Thursday December 21, 2006 20:07 by C Murray   text 2 comments (last - saturday february 17, 2007 16:16)   image 1 image
The Safe and Legal Abortion Campaign has just issued it's December online
newsletter, so Putting the links in here.

The campaign held a series of fora and workshops in November including
a talk from Colombian Human right's Lawyer and pro-choice camapigner
Monica Roa. read full story / add a comment
Mike Allen Labour General Secretary and Liz Mc Manus deputy leader
national / gender and sexuality / news report Thursday December 14, 2006 13:51 by Labour Youth   text 15 comments (last - monday december 31, 2007 17:59)   image 2 images
History is been made to day with a Labour Party Bill which is proposing full equality for same sex couples. Today the Bill which has been launched by the Labour Party will pass its first stage in the Dáil - this will be the first bill ever published in Ireland removing all discrimination from same sex couples. read full story / add a comment
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