Young People's Rights

Female Genital Mutilation

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U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting”

The practice of genital mutilation, while deeply embedded in a number of African and Middle Eastern cultures, has been banned in the United States for almost 20 years…

Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results

"In many parts of the Kween District of eastern Uganda, women are divided into two distinct categories 'There are the uncircumcised and the circumcised.'

That division is not merely physical, but has social and economic consequences as well.

Concluding Observations from UN Reveal Grave Reproductive Rights Concerns in Indonesia

In July, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) held its review of Indonesia…

CEDAW Committee Reviews Kenya

In January, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) issued strong recommendations on steps the Kenyan government needs to take to improve the reproductive rights of women and girls in Kenya.  The Committee’s statements echoed many of…

Center’s shadow letter to the CEDAW Committee on Kenya

In December 2010, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) on the situation of reproductive rights of women and adolescents in Kenya. Kenya reported to the CEDAW Committee during its 48th session in January 2011…

Concluding Observations from the CEDAW Committee on Kenya

In December, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) highlighting the situation of women and adolescents’ sexual and reproductive rights in Kenya.  The Committee issued concluding observations to Kenya that…

Center Named Top Reproductive Rights Non-Profit by Philanthropic Experts

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights is honored to be named one of the top high-impact organizations working on women's reproductive health, rights, and justice by the philanthropic…

U.N. Calls on Nigeria to Tackle Teens Reproductive Health CRR and WARDC Urge Immediate Action

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and its partners in Nigeria Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) strongly urged the government of Nigeria to take immediate steps to follow recommendations from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC Committee) and more aggressively address the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents in the country…

Center Puts Pressure on Nigeria to Protect Rights of Children

During its June session, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, which monitors states' implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, released its concluding observations on…

Legal Grounds II: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in African Commonwealth Courts

As part of the Fourth Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Center will launch Legal Grounds: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in African Commonwealth Courts: Volume II. …