European Parliament adopts ‘historic’ report on abortion and women’s rights
'I am proud that in the 21st century we must no longer treat women as second-class citizens,' says Croatian MEP who...
Anti-abortion disinformation is a ‘systematic violation of rights’
Legal experts in openDemocracy discussion call for international law to be used to protect women from Christian Right
Exclusive: Italy pushes for permanent Vatican role in UN health talks
Critics say that giving the Holy See a fixed seat at the World Health Assembly could endanger sexual and...
Published in: 50.50Detained in Jordan for disobeying men, girls use art to tell their stories
Long before COVID-19, these girls were detained under a controversial ‘male guardianship’ system. Here are some of...
With help from American activists, Ukrainian women are being misled about abortion
Abortion has been legal in Ukraine for decades – but groups empowered by Trump’s White House are misleading...
Inside Italian public hospitals, a US-linked anti-abortion network is ‘humiliating’ women
An Italian federation of anti-abortion activists, linked to the US religious Right, is ‘infiltrating’ hospitals to...
All’interno di ospedali pubblici in Italia, ho visto come una rete anti-aborto connessa agli Stati Uniti 'umilia' le donne
Una federazione italiana di attivisti anti-aborto, connessa alla destra religiosa statunitense, si sta 'infiltrando'...
Top Ugandan health official condemns US-linked ‘pregnancy crisis centres’ for opposing contraception
Abortion is illegal in Uganda but the government strongly promotes contraception. Unregulated centres “must be...
‘You could die and turn your husband gay’. How I learned to talk women out of legal abortions
Heartbeat International teaches activists how to dissuade women from ending their pregnancies. I took two of their...
Revealed: US-linked anti-abortion centres ‘lie’ and ‘scare women’ across Latin America
Lawmakers in Mexico, Ecuador and Argentina demand action following “truly scandalous” misinformation revealed by...
How openDemocracy is tracking anti-abortion misinformation around the world
Nine months ago, we began following the money of two US religious right groups. Then, we deployed our own global...
Revealed: US-linked anti-abortion centres ‘violating the law’ in South Africa
Top health official vows to investigate campaigners who target women with dangerous misinformation, as government...
Exclusive: Trump-linked religious ‘extremists’ target women with disinformation worldwide
Lawmakers demand action as openDemocracy reveals global spread of false and “manipulative” activities, posing “grave...
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Tell Priti Patel: Stop your attack on journalistic freedom
Journalists who share leaks of official information should not face life imprisonment for doing their job