Juhie Bhatia is the managing editor of Women's eNews. She has covered health, science and women's issues for over 10 years as a reporter and editor. Previously the public health editor of Global Voices Online, she's also helped launch EverydayHealth.com, one of the leading health websites in the U.S., and worked for the Center for Science in the Public Interest's Nutrition Action Healthletter. She's written for Reuters Health, Nature Medicine, Planned Parenthood's teenwire.com, Bust magazine, HealthDay, Bulletin for the World Health Organization and MSNBC, among others. She's a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and also has a bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph, Canada, in nutritional sciences.
Last month, a French delegation went to Geneva with the European Women’s Lobby to push an abortion-related resolution at the upcoming Beijing+20 Summit. With this and other efforts France is developing a profile as a European leader on abortion rights.
The 81-year-old, known to her online fans as the Notorious R.B.G., is the oldest member of the court, but she says she’s not planning on going away any time soon. Here are some of her thoughts from a New York women’s health gathering earlier this week.
The recent study finds that maternity centers may be part of the reason behind the country’s racial breastfeeding gap. A film released this week, in honor of Black Breastfeeding Week, is aimed at changing the trend.
Disability rights activists called for a variety of remedies during a panel of a major London conference last week. “If you have reduced mobility, it makes it that much harder to run when everyone else is fleeing from the village, you may have less chance to run away,” said one speaker.
The Department of Health has said that the new guidelines only clarify existing abortion laws and there’s been no change in the role nurses and midwives have played in abortion since the 1980s. But activists are trading punches through the press and social media.
Female ski jumpers will compete Feb.11 for the first time in this event since the Winter Olympics began 90 years ago. In the backdrop, protests and boycott calls continue against the Sochi Winter Games over Russia’s discrimination of gays and lesbians.
Expressed in an essay published in XO Jane this week, the article has angered many women of color and those who practice yoga, who call the story racist, discriminatory against larger women and further fueling the lack of diversity in yoga.
The scoring system measures 72 countries on such things as rates of anemia, access to agricultural land and women in policymaking positions. The United States has the lowest rates of anemia, but factors such as its failure to ratify CEDAW pushed it to 14th place.
For those reading Fiji’s new constitution with an eye to women’s rights, it’s half-baked. But what concerns the leader of a prominent women’s rights organization here is how few women in the country are even aware of provisions in the controversial document.