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Human Rights Day 2010

December 10 is Human Rights Day and a time to remind the world of the importance of taking a stand for reproductive rights. Sixty-two years ago this December, the U.N. adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, setting forth basic human rights that underpin every person's ability to live with dignity, enjoy full and equal citizenship, and lead a healthy and fulfilling life…

CRR in the Field: Mónica Arango Olaya

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is a personal look at the various ways Center staff interacts with plaintiffs, policy makers, governing bodies, and supporters at home and abroad to further the fight for reproductive rights…

Manila City Denounced for Contraception Ban

The Center applauds the Philippine Commission on Human Rights (PCHR) for its strong statement calling for the revocation of Manila City's ban on…

UN Looks at U.S. Healthcare Through a Different Lens

12.8.10 - After the midterm elections, Republican leaders are claiming a mandate to undo healthcare reform. Last Friday, there was an opportunity to look at healthcare in the U.S…

CRR in the Field: Payal Shah

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is a personal look at the various ways Center staff interacts with plaintiffs, policy makers, governing bodies, and supporters at home and abroad to further the fight for reproductive rights…

A First Look Back at the 2010 State Legislative Session

Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women's access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. On average, more than six hundred bills are proposed annually and dozens are passed, making it increasingly difficult for women in many states to access abortion

Decline in Maternal Mortality Welcome, but Suffering Persists

An article in the recent  Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, announced a global decrease in maternal deaths from 526,300 in 1980 to 342,900 in 2008. The Center welcomes this research and other academic studies that seek to measure progress in the reduction of maternal mortality, but it's important to remember the magnitude of suffering that is too common and also tragically unique to each death…

Center Celebrates International Women’s Day and Launch of UN Women

On March 8, the Center for Reproductive Rights joins women around the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, as well as the official launch of UN Women, the newly created United Nations agency that is dedicated to advancing gender equality worldwide.

As we honor the tremendous strides women have made in the past century, we call on governments and the international community to immediately and decisively confront the obstacles that remain on the path to gender equality, including pervasive violations of women’s reproductive rights

UN CEDAW Committee Calls on Egypt to Promote Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes the latest concluding observations for Egypt from the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

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