Annual Report 2009

Since its inception, the Center for Reproductive Rights has catalyzed the power of law and moral force of human rights standards to attain reproductive self-determination for women around the world. Our pioneering litigation, tireless legal advocacy, and savvy human rights strategies both safeguard the gains we have already made and revolutionize how courts and lawmakers understand reproductive health and rights.

The stakes are high: as the stories in the annual report make clear, women’s very dignity and lives depend on their ability to obtain the full range of reproductive healthcare services, while opponents of reproductive self-determination are unrelenting.

Yet we are unafraid to take on seemingly intractable challenges—or break new ground. All our work converges on one point: building a robust body of law that will guarantee safe and accessible reproductive healthcare and, with it, every woman’s equality and human rights.