The United States joined
Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia and Uganda on Thursday to co-sponsor a
nonbinding international declaration opposing abortion, in a rebuke of the UN
Human Rights Council, which has enshrined abortion access as a universal right.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Health and Human Services Secretary
Alex Azar participated in the virtual signing ceremony. The Geneva Consensus
Declaration aims to promote women's health, "defends the unborn and
reiterates the vital importance of the family," Pompeo said at the
Access to abortion is widely restricted in the other countries to
co-sponsor the declaration. "There is no international right to
abortion," Pompeo said.
Though the document does not directly
address same-sex marriage, the only co-spon...
Brazil have announced
they will be paying their male and female national teams equally going forward.
join the likes of Australia, Norway, New Zealand and Finland in taking a huge step towards
Rio de Janeiro - Seleção brasileira de futebol feminino disputa semifinal com a Suécia, no Maracanã. O Brasil perde nos pênaltis e vai disputar o bronze (Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil)
It means female
stars such as Marta and Cristiane will be paid the same amount as Neymar and
Rogerio Caboclo explained: "The CBF has equalled the prize money and
allowances between men's and women's football, which means the women players
will earn the same as the men."
initiative will be rolled out for next year's Olympic as well as future Wor...
By Elite News Reporter
Brazil has become the second country,
after the USA, to register more than 50,000 deaths from COVD-19.
It comes amid growing political unrest and
a few days after the country confirmed more than one million Coronavirus
Experts warn that the peak of the outbreak
in Brazil is still weeks away.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has
recorded the biggest one-day increase in cases, with the Americas responsible
for most of the new infections.
Of the 183,000 new cases reported in 24
hours, more than 60% were from North and South America, the agency said.
However, the growing outbreak did not stop
thousands of supporters and opponents of Brazil's far-right President Jair
Bolsonaro from taking to the streets in rival protests on Sunday.