11.22.14 - “I was
turned into someone’s wife before I knew what it meant to me,” remembers Rahar
Maya Biswokarma, a Nepalese woman who was married off by her family at age 10.
“All my joy was gone at once.”…
11.21.14 - The Center for Reproductive Rights works with the UN and civil
society organizations at the forefront of key global advances in women’s
reproductive autonomy. On November 13, 2014, we opened our newest office, in
Put 2012 against any year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, in 1973, and you would be hard pressed to find a period that offered
as many highs and lows as the past 12 months.
Let's start with the highlights…
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…
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…