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Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Nigeria,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J. Torres delivered a letter from 21 Members of Congress, including House Foreign Affairs Committee [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Swedish Migration Agency granted asylum to Maria Teresa, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released in [...]

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Case of Illegal Detention and Death of Woman at Hospital Heads to High Court of Nigeria

Case of Illegal Detention and Death of Woman at Hospital Heads to High Court of Nigeria (PRESS RELEASE) A Nigerian hospital illegally detained a woman who could not pay for the maternal health services she [...]

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Inter-American Commission Orders Paraguay to Provide Immediate Medical Care to 10-year Old Pregnant Rape Survivor

Inter-american Commission Orders Paraguay to Provide Immediate Medical Care to 10-year Old Pregnant Rape Survivor (PRESS RELEASE) After global outcry over the case of a 10-year-old rape survivor who was unable to access a medically [...]

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Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations

Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations (PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government will reopen its criminal investigation into the forced sterilization of hundreds of thousands of women and men in the 1990s—according to a [...]

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Brazilian Government Gives Monetary Reparations As Part of Historic United Nations Maternal Death Case

Brazilian Government Gives Monetary Reparations As Part of Historic United Nations Maternal Death Case (PRESS RELEASE) In a ceremony today, the Brazilian government gave monetary reparations to Maria Lourdes da Silva Pimentel, the mother of [...]

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Women’s Rights in the Dominican Republic Take Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Women's Rights in the Dominican Republic Take Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C. on women’s rights issues, including discrimination, [...]

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United Nations Human Rights Council Urged to Address Lack of Access to Contraceptives and Family Planning

United Nations Human Rights Council Urged to Address Lack of Access to Contraceptives and Family Planning (PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Argentina, Denmark, Ethiopia, and Morocco are leading a group of more than 60 states [...]

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Brazil Takes Step to Implement Historic United Nations Ruling in Maternal Death Case

Brazil Takes Step to Implement Historic United Nations Ruling in Maternal Death Case United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Approves Monetary Reparations Agreement with Brazilian Government for the Mother of [...]

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Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Center for Reproductive Rights Participates In Public Hearing Addressing Restrictions on Emergency Contraception at the 149th Period of Sessions [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on In-Vitro Fertilization a Human Rights Violation

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on IVF a Human Rights Violation (PRESS RELEASE) Costa Rica’s longstanding ban on in-vitro fertilization—which has barred countless individuals from building their families for almost 12 [...]

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Pregnant Women in Nigeria Die Due to Government Negligence, According to Center for Reproductive Rights’ New Report

Almost 60,000 women die every year in Nigeria from preventable pregnancy-related causes because the oil-rich country has failed to implement and enforce its own policies on maternal health, according to a new report published by [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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