Human Rights Commissioner on the health of Iranian human rights defenders

On Arash Sadeghi, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, Mohammad Reza Nekounam and Morteza Moradpour 28.12.2016 Source: © 1995-2016 Federal Foreign Office (Germany) Following current reports about the critical condition of several incarcerated Iranian human rights defenders on hunger strike, Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued …

Black Protests – Women’s rights in Poland under a huge threat

A protest in Kraków in April 2016 against plans to tighten the law on abortion in Poland. Photograph: Łukasz Kamiński/Agencja Gazeta/Reuters European Women’s Lobby in solidarity with women in Poland! Women organisations in Poland and Europe are reacting strongly against the decision taken by the Polish Parliament on 23th of September to move ahead with …

Thousands of protesters in Dublin and Irish expats demand referendum on Ireland’s abortion laws

Regulations on abortions in Ireland are among the strictest in the world Thousands of protesters marched in Dublin, and Irish expatriates joined in demonstrations around the world on Saturday, to put pressure on the Irish government to hold a referendum to repeal restrictive abortion laws. Regulations in the once stridently Catholic Ireland are among the …

Dr. Andreas Tzakis performs first uterus transplant in US

By DENISE GRADY The NY Times Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic have performed the first uterus transplant in the United States, the clinic announced Thursday. The operation, which took nine hours, was performed Wednesday, using a uterus from a deceased organ donor. The recipient, 26, is not being identified to protect her privacy. A statement from …