The Philippines’ Criminal Restrictions on Abortion and the CEDAW Committee’s Role in Strengthening Calls for Reform

Authors

  • Melissa Upreti Rutgers University
  • Jihan Jacob Center for Reproductive Rights

Abstract

L’avortement est interdit aux Philippines sans exception claire et légale. Plus d’un million d’avortements clandestins sont responsables annuellement de la mort des femmes pauvres et des adolescentes. Une récente coalition d’activistes et de la Commission des droits de la personne ont utilisé le comité des recommandations de CEDEF pour décriminaliser l’avortement et le rendre légal dans certaines circonstances. Cet article réclame le ban sur l’avortement qui a un impact néfaste sur les femmes et serait un pas vers l’élimination de la discrimination.

Author Biographies

Melissa Upreti, Rutgers University

Melissa Upreti is a human rights lawyer and women’s rights
activist. She is Senior Director of Program and Global
Advocacy at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at
Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, in
the United States.

Jihan Jacob, Center for Reproductive Rights

Jihan Jacob is a woman human rights defender and an active member of the Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network. She is Legal Adviser for Asia at the Center for Reproductive Rights.

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How to Cite

Upreti, M., & Jacob, J. (2019). The Philippines’ Criminal Restrictions on Abortion and the CEDAW Committee’s Role in Strengthening Calls for Reform. Canadian Woman Studies, 33(1-2). Retrieved from https://cws.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/cws/article/view/37775

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Women's Human Rights on the Ground