All people—across race, ethnicity, nationality, immigration or financial status—have the right to respectful and quality maternal health care, free from discrimination, coercion and violence. Over the last 30 years, the Center has been working to improve access to this care through advocacy, litigation, and human rights research and fact-finding.
In the last 18 months alone, 396 million people have gained stronger legal protections for maternal health care as a result of the Center’s work. Among these are women in the Sindh Province of Pakistan who now have access to repair services for obstetric fistula free of cost because of a case conceptualized by the Center’s South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI).
In Eastern Europe, the Center is currently working to address access to maternal health for women and girls impacted by the war in Ukraine. As the war forced millions to flee their homes, the Center and national partners launched a joint initiative aimed at addressing the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of people impacted, including barriers in accessing maternal health services in Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland.
The Center and our partners will continue to work worldwide to ensure that every person has access to quality and respectful maternal health care where and when they need it.
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