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U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting”

U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting” The practice of genital mutilation, while deeply embedded in a number of African and Middle Eastern cultures, has been banned in the United States for almost 20 years. However, as [...]

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Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results

Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results By Ryan Lenora Brown "In many parts of the Kween District of eastern Uganda, women are divided into two distinct categories 'There are [...]

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Concluding Observations from UN Reveal Grave Reproductive Rights Concerns in Indonesia

In July, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) held its review of Indonesia. The Concluding Observations from the session have just been released, highlighting recommendations made by the Center in [...]

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CEDAW Committee Reviews Kenya

In January, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) issued strong recommendations on steps the Kenyan government needs to take to improve the reproductive rights of women and girls [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya,At the United Nations

Center’s shadow letter to the CEDAW Committee on Kenya

In December 2010, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) on the situation of reproductive rights of women and adolescents in Kenya. Kenya reported [...]

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Concluding Observations from the CEDAW Committee on Kenya

In December, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) highlighting the situation of women and adolescents’ sexual and reproductive rights in Kenya.  The Committee [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya,At the United Nations,Documents

Center Named Top Reproductive Rights Non-Profit by Philanthropic Experts

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights is honored to be named one of the top high-impact organizations working on women's reproductive health, rights, and justice by the philanthropic organization Philanthropedia. This year, Philanthropedia surveyed [...]

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U.N. Calls on Nigeria to Tackle Teens Reproductive Health CRR and WARDC Urge Immediate Action

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and its partners in Nigeria Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) strongly urged the government of Nigeria to take immediate steps to follow recommendations from the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

Center Puts Pressure on Nigeria to Protect Rights of Children

During its June session, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, which monitors states' implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, released its concluding observations on Nigeria's compliance with [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Sex Education, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Nigeria, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations

Time to Abandon Female Genital Mutilation

Today, on the Day for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), the Center for Reproductive Rights calls on governments worldwide to take immediate steps to end the practice.  They must enact and implement laws [...]

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Bringing Rights to Bear: Female Genital Mutilation and Other Harmful Practices

The Center has completed updating one of its signature publications, Bringing Rights to Bear. Initially published in 2002, Bringing Rights to Bear takes a long, hard look at the thousands of comments, statements, and recommendations [...]

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Legal Prohibitions Worldwide

What is FGM? Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the collective name given to a number of cultural practices that involve the partial or total cutting of female genitals. FGM can be performed as early as [...]

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Bringing Rights to Bear: Family Planning is a Human Right

The Center has completed updating one of its signature publications, Bringing Rights to Bear. Initially published in 2002, Bringing Rights to Bear takes a long, hard look at the thousands of comments, statements, and recommendations [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Sex Education, Contraception, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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