👍Get Ready for a Baby-boom—From Raped Refugee Women Part 2 👍— while also figuring out: what to do with all these stateless, unwanted children — and where do they go, in an already overpopulated area, where land is literally shrinking, due to climate change?
Population booms, of conflict-rape babies, in extremely fragile settings, is not confined to Myanmar —and of the 17 other “blacklisted” countries — rape is rampant in all of them, women have least amount of access to sexual reproductive rights, and populations are growing the fastest in the world. Guterres’ also says in the Report,“most victims [in these countries] are 'marginalized women and girls' in remote, rural areas with the least access to services that can help them”. With this in mind, it’s alarming that at world’s largest meeting on women’s rights, the CSW, had a priority theme — of these very rural women and girls — and US joined ranks of Holy See, Russia, and hardline Islamic countries, to strip“modern contraception” from the final outcome —of the roughly 70 page document, which provides a blueprint for these women’s rights — and now doesn’t even include basic contraception—not even condoms. “Rhythm Method” and “Abstinence Only”, are now the only birth-control methods provided— and both clearly useless in settings where rape is commonplace. ****I should also mention that just because this happened it doesn’t mean these women have no access to contraception. The U.N. still enshrines protection for it through the Bejing Platform for Action which holds more power than the CSW —yet countries can, and do, deny that access, and are now justified in doing so. Modern contraception must urgently be mainstreamed and normalized across all UN Member States. @UNWomen #csw62 #journalist