In support of universal health rights for women, World Pulse invites you to read the stories of five women from five countries who are on the front lines of calling for an end to a globalized war on women.
In the US, there's no denying that maternal health and reproductive rights are under siege. In the first three months of 2012 alone, 944 provisions were introduced that target everything from women's health services to access to contraception and abortion. Even comprehensive sex education is on the chopping block.
But we are not alone. Every day, we hear from women across the world who are facing the deadly consequences of governments who fail to prioritize maternal and reproductive rights. Their stories are hair-raising, heart-wrenching, and brutally honest. They give us a glimpse into the world we may face if efforts to curtail our rights succeed. But these women, our global sisters, also foretell solutions and innovations.
We would do well to listen to their messages and mobilize alongside them.