Northern Ireland’s abortion law: free access to terminations across the sea is not enough

In June 2017, after a ten-year campaign to allow women in Northern Ireland to access terminations, the government in Westminster decided that they would no longer be charged for abortions received in England, where the law is much less restrictive. More than 50 MPs backed the Labour-led call for justice for Northern Irish women.

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Colombia’s peace deal: the cultural divide and its impact on women’s rights

On 30 November 2016, Colombia’s congress approved a revised peace deal between the government and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), the nation’s largest rebel group. This marked the end of a 52-year war that killed more than 220,000 people and displaced an estimated five million.

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