Rupert Walder

RH Reality Check, Europe

Rupert Walder writes from the United Kingdom. He has experience with reproductive health, women’s rights and HIV/AIDS prevention and will be covering these issues throughout Europe.


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Is Europe Pro-Choice Now?

Is Europe Pro-Choice Now?

Rupert Walder

While the Council of Europe's recent vote on abortion is not legally binding, it represents the first pan-European call on European countries to decriminalize abortion where it remains illegal and to ensure that women and men have access to contraception.

It’s Not About You

It’s Not About You

Rupert Walder

Because they are not involved, because it is not about them, for many reasons, I am sure there are many men who do not know how they should feel about a partner's abortion. But that doesn't mean there is a post-abortion syndrome for men.

Only Words?

Only Words?

Rupert Walder

Women Deliver provided an important demand that we reach out to new audiences. Let's not do it with our old, complicated, language for reproductive and sexual health and rights.

Population

Population

Rupert Walder

Should we use the "p" word again in order to reach out to policy makers who continue to take a polite, but not very political, interest in sexual and reproductive health and rights as a development issue?

Governments versus Women in Europe

Governments versus Women in Europe

Rupert Walder

Editor's Note: Today we welcome Rupert Walder, writing from the United Kingdom. He has experience with reproductive health, women's rights and HIV/AIDS prevention and will be covering these issues throughout Europe.

The Cyprus Government recently announced measures that might include paying couples who have three or more children as much as $45,000 in an attempt to reverse the country's declining population. Over the last decade, similar proposals for birth incentives have been made in other European countries—including Italy, which has one of the world's lowest fertility rates. Is this a progressive approach to a (very real) problem? Or is it population control back to haunt us in another guise.

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