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Battling the Gag Rule
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Today is the 20th anniversary of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.On this day, GJC is focused on the women and girls raped in war who are denied lifesaving medical care.

US restrictions on foreign aid regularly deny abortion services to women and girls raped in war. The Trump administration made these restrictions exponentially worse by reinstating and expanding the Global Gag Rule.

The Gag Rule is not only damaging to women and girls who are victims of violence, it also violates international law.GJC's team of legal experts fight every day to combat these restrictions, make them understandable and push for proactive laws that protect the rights of women and girls around the world.

Take Our Quiz: Am I Gagged?
GJC's legal and communications teams created an interactive quiz to help simplify the complex restrictions the US puts on foreign aid. Take the quiz to find out if US restrictions apply to your organization and if you are barred from speaking about or providing abortion services. Read here.
GJC Critiques US Human Rights Record
GJC wrote a report to the UN Human Rights Council highlighting major problems with the US' human rights record. The report explores how the Trump administration is putting the US in further violation of international law by reinstating and expanding the Gag Rule. Read here.
GJC Responds to Review of the Gag Rule
Last week, the State Department released a six month analysis of the impact of Trump's expanded Gag Rule. Not enough time has passed for there to be a thorough and accurate report on the Gag Rule's impact. Read GJC's response to this flawed and premature review. Read here.
GJC Publishes FAQ on Trump's Gag Rule
GJC's legal experts used their years of experience fighting US abortion restrictions to publish a detailed FAQ on the differences between Trump's expanded Gag Rule and the Helms Amendment, including how they work together to violate women's rights around the world. Read here.
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