Category Archives: Person Of The Month

Person Of The Month: Dr. Nafis Sadik

This week Asia reviewed its stance on population, development, sexual and reproductive rights at the 6th Asia-Pacific Population Conference in Bangkok. Though there was resistance most notably from Iran and Russia, most countries particularly the Pacific Islands and the Philippines, … Continue reading

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Person Of The Month: Dr. Henry Morgentaler

Since we are discussing illegality and restrictive laws, we would like to dedicate this column to the memory of the late Dr. Henry Morgentaler, who braved a harsh law to provide women. His sense of duty and dedication to the cause … Continue reading

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Person Of the Month: Wendy Davis!

A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure where a debate is deliberately extended in order to prevent a vote on a certain issue. Can it be a form of subversion? Certainly! And that is exactly what Wendy Davis, the democratic Senator from Texas, … Continue reading

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Person Of The Month: Women On Waves

This column could be considered a bit of a misnomer this month, because we are not really talking about one person. Instead we are highlighting the work of an entire organization that has worked to challenge abortion laws globally and … Continue reading

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Person Of The Month: Shibahara Urako (1887-1955)

We are discussing hegemonies this month, and so here is the story of a woman who defied the dominating ideologies of her time, and stood up for what she believed : Shibahara Urako, one of the most prominent feminists of … Continue reading

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