Claire Provost, openDemocracy

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Past articles by Claire:

Don’t be fooled: the new Texas ban is cruel, but it won’t end abortions

Did a little bird tell you that women are obedient and law-abiding, and always do what they’re told? It’s time to shoot that bird → Read More

Revealed: Files expose ‘culture war’ ties between anti-abortion groups and Brexit

Leading Conservatives, including a Tory Party donor and Vote Leave’s Matthew Elliott, named in some of the 17,000 documents released by Wikileaks last week → Read More

Green Party co-leader stepping down amid divisions over trans rights

‘More urgently than ever we need a transformed society that respects everyone’s rights,’ said Sian Berry in a letter posted to Twitter on Wednesday → Read More

Feminist groups demand action to ‘stop anti-rights infiltration’ at the UN

Global organisations call on UN agencies to ‘stop access to decision-making’ for opponents of women’s and LGBT rights and warn of dangers ahead → Read More

‘Home-grown’ European funding for religious extremism overshadows foreign cash

New research from the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights reveals $700m spent on ‘anti-gender’ activities since 2009 → Read More

Exclusive: Italy pushes for permanent Vatican role in UN health talks

Critics say that giving the Holy See a fixed seat at the World Health Assembly could endanger sexual and reproductive rights worldwide → Read More

‘Abortion pill reversal’ spreading in Europe, backed by US Christian right

New investigation shows how a US Christian right group is pushing an ‘unproven, unethical’ treatment to ‘reverse’ abortions → Read More

Revealed: Doctors worldwide offer ‘dangerous’ treatment to ‘reverse’ abortions

Health experts call for action from regulators to protect women from spread of controversial method supported by US Christian right activists → Read More

Trump’s allies threaten rights globally – US impeachment won’t change that

The ultra-conservative networks that supported Trump are playing long games with global ambitions. Their threat to democracy is not over → Read More

Under-fire UK equalities minister met controversial 'transphobic' group

Rights advocates ‘alarmed’ by meeting with the LGB Alliance, which Ofcom’s chief says is ‘entirely inappropriate’ to quote on trans issues. → Read More

US Christian anti-LGBT ‘hate group’ spent more than $20m in Europe

Lawsuits against COVID-hit UK councils and venues could set ‘menacing’ precedents for US-style ‘religious freedom’ arguments, rights groups fear. → Read More

Revealed: $280m ‘dark money’ spent by US Christian right groups globally

Lawmakers say scale of spending – particularly by Trump’s lawyers and allies – is ‘alarming,' and call for urgent action to increase transparency. → Read More

Trump’s top lawyer in ‘crusade’ against women’s and LGBT rights across Europe

Exclusive: Jay Sekulow among US Christian right groups who backed Poland’s ‘draconian’ new abortion restrictions – and have spent $90m fighting ‘fundamental European values’ → Read More

Why 'pro-life' activists won't protect women during childbirth

By not trying to improve childbirth conditions, ultra-conservatives reveal that their true interests lie elsewhere. → Read More

Top doctors and lawyers condemn ‘shocking’ treatment of women in childbirth during COVID-19

Exclusive: openDemocracy investigation reveals ‘traumatic’ incidents defying WHO guidelines in 45 countries – as experts warn of ‘tens of thousands’ of extra maternal deaths. → Read More

US ends funding for Armenian website that spread COVID-19 misinformation

Following an openDemocracy investigation, the US ambassador to Armenia condemns disinformation and says the embassy will “tighten up procedures”. Հայերեն → Read More

Job: US Investigations Editor

Seeking: A highly experienced US-based investigative journalist, to lead our project tracking the backlash against women’s and LGBTIQ rights. Deadline: Monday 20 April 2020. → Read More

US Isolated at 'Failed' Anti-Abortion Summit in Nairobi

Conservative protests against global development conference in Kenya fail to draw crowds, or derail commitments... US representatives found themselves isolated at a “failed” counter-summit, organised by religious conservative groups, to protest against the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) in Nairobi this week. → Read More

Join our Tracking the Backlash investigative project

We are looking for skilled and passionate investigative and production editors to join our team. Deadline for applications: 30 September. → Read More

The American Dark Money Behind Europe’s Far Right

Along with Marine le Pen in France, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, Italy’s Matteo Salvini is leading a startling resurgence of Europe’s far right. Across the continent, the messaging of these right-wing populists is increasingly slick, their party machines are disciplined, and their policies have been carefully crafted to appeal to a wider range of voters. Part of the explanation for this surge,… → Read More