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Unequal Access to Maternal Health Care in the EU

Access to quality maternal health care is a human right to which all women and girls are entitled. Regardless of nationality, ethnicity, race, or any other social, economic or political affiliation, all pregnant persons are [...]

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Roma Women Speak Out

Roma women share their experiences of discriminatory treatment in reproductive health care settings in Slovakia. Segregation. Racial harassment. Physical restraint and neglect during childbirth. Roma women in Slovakia speak about their experiences of discrimination and [...]

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A Human Rights Crisis

Nuestro Texas is a major effort that seeks to mobilize women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley to fight for their health and human rights. Ida was getting “desperate.” The mother of two had received a [...]

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Fighting for Women in Ireland

Fighting for Women in Ireland On Nov 13, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined with the Irish organization Doctors for Choice to stand with three women who were forced to leave the country to terminate [...]

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Ireland’s Law a Modest Step Forward

Ireland’s Law a Modest Step Forward Technically, abortion has been legal in Ireland for two decades, but under extremely narrow circumstances. In practical terms, though, legal exceptions to a near total ban on abortion were [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,Europe, Ireland,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News
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No Relief in Ireland

No Relief in Ireland When Amanda Kellet and James Burke went to a Dublin hospital for their 21-week ultrasound, they were looking forward to finding out whether they were having a boy or a girl. [...]

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Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk

Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk Last month, Savita Halapannavar arrived at Galway Hospital 17 weeks into her pregnancy and suffering from severe back pains. Doctors informed her that she was having a miscarriage, and then, over [...]

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European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland

European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland This week the European Court of Human Rights issued a disappointing judgment in Z v. Poland, a case brought by a mother, known as [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

UN Urges the Slovak Government to Reform Reproductive Health

A recent review by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights found that Slovakia continues to fall short on certain key elements of reproductive health care. The Center for Reproductive Rights and [...]

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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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UN Concluding Observations: Russia, 2011

The U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released their concluding observations from the 46th session on the fifth periodic report of the Russian Federation on May 20, 2011. The Center for Reproductive Rights [...]

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UN Concluding Observations: The Republic of Moldova

The U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released their concluding observations from the 46th session on the second periodic report of the Republic of Moldova on July 12, 2011. The Center for Reproductive [...]

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Poland: A Victory of Firsts

For the first time in its history, the European Court of Human Rights specifically found that an abortion-related violation amounted to inhumane and degrading treatment. The Center and its partners filed the case R.R. v. Poland [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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