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CHANGE Applauds Int’l Efforts To Address GBV in Conflict; Calls for Helms Clarification  

Posted on February 25, 2014

"Today’s discussion is emblematic of an administration that has, time and again, demonstrated its commitment to empowering women and girls,” said Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) President Serra Sippel. “An essential part of the humanitarian response for women and girls in conflict and crisis must be ensuring access to post-rape care – care that includes safe, voluntary abortion services. Despite landmark steps underway by the U.S. and international community, misinterpretation of the Helms amendment serves as a barrier to post-rape care, hampering humanitarian aid delivery.”

New Campaign Calls for Access to Safe, Voluntary Abortion Services for Women Raped in Crisis  

Posted on December 18, 2013

The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) today launched the education and advocacy campaign “Break the Barriers: Stand with Women and Girls in Conflict and Crisis,” designed to raise awareness around the barriers to comprehensive health care for women and girls raped in crisis or conflict. The campaign, which kicked off at the National Press Club, also called on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order guaranteeing U.S. support for comprehensive post-rape care – including access to safe and voluntary abortion services – as part of the humanitarian response in conflict or crisis situations.

U.N. Security Council Adopts Resolution to Support Access to Sexual and Reproductive Care For Women  

Posted on October 18, 2013

"Today’s vote by the Security Council, and the Secretary General’s report on women peace and security, reaffirm what so many of us know – access to safe and voluntary abortion for women and girls raped in crisis or conflict is essential in ensuring the well-being of the survivor. Such access will also benefit larger recovery and peace-keeping efforts."

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