EIPA published a new study ‘Evaluation of the EU’s Response to the US GAG Rule’ commissioned by the European Parliament (EP), at the request of the FEMM Committee. The study, undertaken by Petra Jeney and Clara Cotroneo, maps out the challenges the EU faces in promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in its external action, especially in providing aid to developing countries against the backdrop of US Global Gag Rules.
In their analysis, EIPA experts Petra Jeney and Clara Cotroneo assess the impact of the expansion of the US GAG Rule on the EU’s external aid policies as well as the EU Member State’ attempts to counter the effects of the this development. After providing a concise overview of the new Mexico City Policy (MCP) and its impact, their research combines existing available data with an in-depth investigation of the EU’s promotion of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights within its development aid programmes and, more broadly, of EU’s action to mitigate the impact of the MCP on international NGOs. Through their analysis the authors aim to go beyond gender-based violence and encompasses issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights and identify the impact of the MCP beyond Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
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