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The Scars of Torture

The Scars of Torture After a woman suffers painful and terrifying complications during the last hours of childbirth, the worst is usually over for her. That wasn't the case for Maimuna, one of scores of [...]

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Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms

Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms In August, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) regarding sexual and reproductive [...]

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In Pursuit of Justice

In Pursuit of Justice Imagine you go to the hospital or a doctor's office and receive the treatment that you need to stay healthy. On your way out the door, you are given a bill. [...]

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International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Abortion Law Reform

International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion In 2008, Manuela, a 33-year-old mother of two from El Salvador, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering severe complications giving birth. From the [...]

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Here’s A Story to Make You Nice and Mad

Here’s A Story to Make You Nice and Mad 07.26.12 - CNN.com is reporting that a pregnant teenager in the Dominican Republic is being denied cancer treatment because of the country's abortion ban. The 16-year-old is [...]

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A Call for Action in Kenya

A Call for Action in Kenya On May 3, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights released an exhaustive report on the state of the country's sexual and reproductive rights. And the Commission stated, in [...]

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The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

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Human Rights Day 2011

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” That’s the first sentence of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations 63 years ago on [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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In Focus: Uganda

In Focus: Uganda The Center for Reproductive Rights has embarked on a series of new projects in Uganda as part of its wider work in the African region. Working to highlight reproductive rights violations in [...]

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UN Urges Governments to Respect Reproductive Rights

12.27.10 - This fall, three UN treaty monitoring bodies urged the governments of Ecuador, Uganda and Nicaragua to take steps to promote, protect and fulfill reproductiv  rights. The treaty bodies made these powerful recommendations largely [...]

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CRR in the Field: Alisha Bjerregaard

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 [...]

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Decline in Maternal Mortality Welcome, but Suffering Persists

By Ximena Andión Ibañez, International Advocacy Director 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 [...]

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Surviving Pregnancy and Childbirth: An International Human Right

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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