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Journal Article | Dec 2019

The right to abortion in Tunisia after the revolution of 2011: Legal, medical and social arrangements seen through seven abortion stories

Irene Maffi and Malika Affes (2019)
in Health and Human Rights Journal
Journal Article | Dec 2019

The Limits of Law: Abortion in the Middle East and Northern Africa

Irene Maffi and Liv Tønnessen (2019)
in Health and Human Rights Journal
Journal Article | Dec 2019

The politicization of abortion and hippocratic disobedience in Islamist Sudan

In Sudan's Islamist state, abortion is politicized through its association to illegal pregnancy. Fornication is crime against God punishable with 100 lashes. Pregnancy outside a marriage contract constitute sufficient evidence...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2019)
in Health and Human Rights (online first, October 2019)
Newspaper Op-Ed | Apr 2019

Den gode «fiende»: Fra flyktninger til seksuelle minoriteter

Hvorfor kjører Polens nasjonal-konservative regjeringsparti LHBT-motstand som viktigste valgkamptema foran Europaparlamentsvalget i mai? Under slagordet «Ikke rør barna» har regjeringspartiet «Lov og rettferdighetspartiet» (PiS) i Polen kritisert forslaget til seksualundervisning i...
Lise Rakner (2019)
Agenda Magasin 09.04.19
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018

Norges statsminister viser dobbeltmoral i abortstriden

Mens det forhandles om restriksjoner på norske kvinners rett til abort, ser Norge seg selv som et foregangsland internasjonalt på seksuell og reproduktiv helse. Ernas forhandlingsvilje er dobbeltmoral i praksis,...
Liv Tønnessen (2018)
Bistandsaktuelt 12.11.18
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018

Skjebnevalg i Brasil: Går Brasils Trump mot valgseier?

Dette er et skjebnevalg der mye står på spill: Utfallet vil ha enorm betydning for demokratiets vilkår, samt kvinners og homofiles rettigheter, skriver kronikkforfatter og CMI-forsker Lara Cortes. Søndag velger brasilianerne...
Lara Côrtes (2018)
Bistandsaktuelt 05.10.18
Journal Article | 2017

Political determinants of sustainable development goals

We read with interest the article by the GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators1 (Sept 16, p 1423), which presents a comprehensive analysis of the potential gaps and gains in the health-related Sustainable...
Camila Gianella, Siri Gloppen, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado (2017)
in The Lancet vol. 390 no. 10112 pp. 2545-2546
CMI Brief | 2017

What causes Latin America’s high incidence of adolescent pregnancy?

Latin America is the only region in the world where adolescent pregnancies are not decreasing. According to a recent article in the Lancet, if the current trend continues, Latin American...
Camila Gianella, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado, Angelica Peñas Defago (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 9) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2017

The Battle over abortion rights in Brazil's state arenas, 1995-2006

This article proposes a relational approach to the study of abortion law reform in Brazil. It focuses on the interaction of pro-choice and anti-abortion movements in different state arenas and...
Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado and Debora Alves Machiel (2017)
in Health and Human Rights Journal
CMI Brief | 2017

A new conservative social movement? Latin America’s regional strategies to restrict abortion rights

Despite increased evidence of international lobbying groups working to restrict sexual and reproductive health and rights policies at international bodies such as the United Nations, little is known about transnational...
Camila Gianella Malca, Rachel Sieder, Angelica Peñas, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 5) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2017

Legal knowledge as a tool for social change: La mesa por la vida y la salud de las mujeres as an expert on Colombian abortion law

In May 2006, Colombia’s Constitutional Court liberalized abortion, introducing three circumstances under which the procedure would not be considered a crime: (1) rape or incest; (2) a risk to the...
Ana Cristina González Vélez and Isabel Cristina Jaramillo (2017)
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 19 no. 1
Journal Article | 2017

The Moderating influence of international courts on social movements: Evidence from the IVF case against Costa Rica

Feminists and religious conservatives across the globe have increasingly turned to courts in their battles over abortion. Yet while a significant literature analyzes legal mobilization on abortion issues, it tends...
Julieta Lemaitre and Rachel Sieder (2017)
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 19 no. 1
Journal Article | 2017

Abortion rights legal mobilization in the Peruvian media, 1990–2015

State and non-state actors engaged in disputes to expand and limit abortion rights have engaged in legal mobilization—in other words, strategies using rights and law as a central tool for...
Camila Gianella (2017)
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 19 no. 1
CMI Brief | 2016

Petroleum fund in Tanzania? Other alternatives may be better

The Government of Tanzania is looking for the best policies and institutional designs to turn future petroleum revenues into welfare, development and jobs. This Brief argues that the Tanzanian society...
Ragnar Torvik (2016)
Bergen & Dar es Salaam : Chr. Michelsen Institute & REPOA (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 10) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Strategies of Self-Proclaimed Pro-Life Groups: Effect of New Religious Actors on Sexual Policies

Over the past few decades political processes recognizing and broadening sexual and reproductive rights have produced a reaction from conservative sectors seeking to block those gains. Although the Catholic Church...
José Manuel Morán Faúndes and María Angélica Peñas Defago (2016)
in Latin American Perspectives vol. 208 no. 43: 3
CMI Insight | 2015

Women’s Right to Abortion after Rape in Sudan

In 1991, Sudan’s Islamist regime expanded the circumstances under which abortions are permitted within 90 days of conception, to include rape. This reform has received great attention, especially given the...
Liv Tønnessen (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2) 7 p.
Journal Article | 2015

Scaling up of Life Skills Based Education in Pakistan: a case study

Young people between the ages of 10 and 19 make up 23% of Pakistan’s population. In Pakistan, young people face many challenges in terms of sexual and reproductive health (SRH)...
Joar Svanemyr, Qadeer Baig & Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (2015)
in Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning vol. 15 no. 3 pp. 503-519
Journal Article | 2015

Costs and consequences of abortions to women and their households: A cross-sectional study in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Little is known about the costs and consequences of abortions to women and their households. Our aim was to study both costs and consequences of induced and spontaneous abortions and...
Patrick Christian Gueswende Ilboudo, Giulia Greco, Johanne Sundby, Gaute Torsvik (2015)
in Health Policy and Planning vol. 30 no. 4 pp. 500-507
CMI Brief | 2014

Access denied. Abortion rights in Latin America

Millions of Latin American women face serious barriers to their sexual and reproductive rights, and they suffer serious consequences as a result. Latin American countries maintain restrictive abortion laws in spite of social...
Camila Gianella-Malca, Siri Gloppen (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 13 no. 1) 4 p.
Edited Book | 2013

Special Issue: "Drivers of Justice"

The main objective of this volume is to provide a better understanding of the political, judicial and social forces driving the establishment and operation of transitional justice (TJ) mechanisms after...
Elin Skaar and Astri Suhrke (2013)
Nordic Journal of Human Rights vol. 31 no. 2, 117-288 p.