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United Nations Adopts Groundbreaking Resolution on Young People’s Reproductive Health

Late Friday, the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD) issued a bold resolution supporting young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights…

Center Issues Oral Statement before U.N. on Adolescents’ Reproductive Rights

This week, the United Nations Commission on Population and Development holds its 45th session…

UN Committee Holds Brazil Accountable

Last year, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory in our eight-year battle on behalf of Alyne da Silva Pimentel, an impoverished Afro-brazilian woman…

UN Calls on Uganda to Fulfill Human Rights Obligations

One year ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights and our partner, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA - Uganda), submitted a joint letter to the Human Rights Council (the Council), which was about to perform its Universal Periodic Review of Uganda…

Argentina Decriminalizes Abortion in All Cases of Rape

This week, the Argentine Supreme Court handed down a historic decision, which clarifies that abortion is decriminalized in all cases of rape. Prior to this ruling, the interpretation of the rape exception in Argentina's abortion law was unclear…

The Fight for Contraception Rages On

The new federal requirement that private health insurance cover the cost of birth control has generated much heated controversy these last few weeks: Congressional hearings, proposed legislation to unwind it, multiple legal actions…

Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Torture regarding human rights abuses of incarcerated women in the U.S.

The U.S. Legal Program, together with the Rebecca Project for Human Rights and Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH), submitted a letter to Mr. Manfred Nowak, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, on June 18, 2009…

The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights…

Shadow letter to CEDAW on the state of reproductive and sexual health and rights in Costa Rica

On May 25, 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Asociación Colectiva por el Derecho a Decidir, the Centro de Investigación y Promoción para América Central de Derechos Humanos, Law Students for Reproductive Justice of the University of Washington School of Law, …

Our Work in Focus

An important component of the Center's work is ensuring that the United States lives up to its human rights commitments related to reproductive rights. The U.S…
Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…

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