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Philippine Supreme Court Upholds Historic Reproductive Health Law

(PRESS RELEASE) After more than a year deliberating the constitutionality of the country’s historic Reproductive Health Law passed in 2012, the Philippine Supreme Court has upheld the law…

Center for Reproductive Rights, National Women Commission and Forum for Women, Law and Development Convene Discussion on Child Marriage in Nepal

(PRESS RELEASE) Lawyers, policymakers, reproductive health, women’s and child rights advocates gathered today in Kathmandu to discuss the illegal practice of child marriage, that is rampant in Nepal…

Annual Report 2013

The Center’s 2013 Annual Report documents a year of accomplishments and advances across the globe that will change the lives of millions.

Our Work in Focus

Salenta Singh suffered a debilitating injury after she went to a public hospital in Uttar Pradesh, India to give birth—and was left alone while in labor…
In a recent decision in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that the country’s government must guarantee access to safe and affordable abortion services. Specifically, it affirmed the need for a comprehensive abortion law and emphasized the government’s obligation to ensure that no woman is denied a legal abortion just because she cannot pay for it…
As the U.S. Congress launches one of the most vicious attacks against women’s health in recent history, the Supreme Court of Nepal has officially issued a groundbreaking decision on women's reproductive rights that turns on its head patriarchal notions of the government’s right to interfere in women’s decisions about their bodies…