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Ending Child Marriage

Ending Child Marriage A first-ever international appeal aims to end child marriage in South Asia “I was turned into someone’s wife before I knew what it meant to me,” remembers Rahar Maya Biswokarma, a Nepalese [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

No Health Care for New Class of Immigrants

No Health Care for New Class of Immigrants A recent piece in the New York Times takes a look at the scope of President Obama’s bold Executive Order on immigration, which promises to shield up [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,Reporting on Rights,News

Black Women’s Health: A Twitter Chat with SisterSong and Ebony

Black Women’s Health: A Twitter Chat with SisterSong and Ebony How do racial disparities in health care affect women of color? This week, Ebony magazine took on the complex topic by hosting a Twitter chat [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),News

We Can Be Moved

From Ferguson to Geneva in search of reproductive justice. Join us for "Vote for Our Lives: What's at Stake for Black Women's Health", a Twitter chat with Ebony Magazine and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive [...]

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Preventing Maternal Death

In the vast majority of cases, maternal mortality is completely preventable. Why are 800 women a day still dying from pregnancy complications? Maureen, a maternal health advocate in Uganda, remembers losing her cousin—a young woman [...]

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CEDAW Committee holds India Accountable for Failure to Prevent and Prosecute Cases of Child Marriage, and Ensure Access to Reproductive Health Services

CEDAW Committee holds India Accountable for Failure to Prevent and Prosecute Cases of Child Marriage The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) recently criticized India for failing to address [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education,Asia, India,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Committee on the Rights of the Child Holds India Accountable for Failing to Eliminate Child Marriage and Ensure Access to Reproductive Health Services and Autonomy for Girls

Committee on the Rights of the Child Holds India Accountable for Failing to Eliminate Child Marriage The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (Committee) recently criticized India for a wide range of [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education,Asia, India,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Joint Statement and Call to Action for the Philippine Congress to Examine the Harmful Impact of the Total Criminal Ban on Abortion

Joint Statement for the Philippine Congress to Examine the Harmful Impact of the Total Criminal Ban on Abortion Joint Statement for the Philippine Congress to Examine the Harmful Impact of the Total Criminal Ban on [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Philippines, United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In the States (USA),News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Melissa Upreti Twenty-five thousand children worldwide, most of whom are girls, are married every day.  While many countries have laws that clearly [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations,News

Spotlighting Racial Bias

In LaKeisha’s hometown of Atlanta, African American women die in childbirth at a rate more than three times the national average. Following an emergency c-section, LaKeisha experienced a brush with this unsettling statistic when she [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,United States, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Combatting Child Marriage

Combatting Child Marriage The numbers are disturbing. According to a recent UNICEF study, one in nine girls in the developing world will marry before age 15, one in three will marry before 18. Some are [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,Reporting on Rights,News

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 [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation,Africa, United States,Reporting on Rights,News

U.S. Backslides on Maternal Deaths

U.S. Backslides on Maternal Deaths Each year, International NGO Save the Children releases a report ranking the wellbeing of mothers and children in 178 countries around the world. An article at PBS Newshour breaks down [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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