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Joint Statement: Welcoming the Gains of Women’s and Girl’s Rights at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council

The Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Association for Progressive Communications, the International Service for Human Rights, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, the World Young Women Christian Association welcome the major [...]

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New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia

New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) Roma women living in Slovakia report facing discrimination, segregation and [...]

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Groundbreaking European Court of Human Rights judgment on access to prenatal testing and abortion

In a 2011 groundbreaking judgment, R.R. v. Poland, the European Court held that Poland’s failure to provide a woman timely access to prenatal genetic testing and information allowing her to make an informed decision about [...]

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The Human Rights Committee Urges Malawi to Safeguard Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee), which monitors states’ implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, released its concluding observations on Malawi, urging the government to take [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Malawi, Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Fact Sheet: A, B and C v. Ireland

In 2005, three women challenged the Irish law on abortion after being forced to travel abroad to obtain an abortion. The Irish law currently only allows abortion when a woman's life is in danger, and [...]

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Reproductive Rights: A Tool for Monitoring State Obligations

The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights. The tool outlines State obligations under international and regional human rights law on a range [...]

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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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Amicus Brief: Gauer and Others v. France

In August 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of Joëlle Gauer and Others —five women with mental disabilities in [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Gauer and Others v. France

In August 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of Joëlle Gauer and Others —five women with mental disabilities in [...]

Biased Information, Censorship, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Europe, France, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Case

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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European Court Issues Landmark Decision Against Poland, Says Women Entitled To Prenatal Genetic Testing

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated a woman’s human rights when she was repeatedly denied a prenatal genetic examination after a doctor discovered fetal irregularities during a sonogram. [...]

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Reproductive Rights are Human Rights (Russian Edition)

Download the Russian edition of Reproductive Rights are Human Rights below. Права-это-Правa.pdf

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections, Contraception, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Europe, Russia, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive Rights are Human Rights 2009

Women's reproductive rights are essential to realizing a wide range of fundamental human rights. In particular, women's lives, liberty and security, heath, autonomy, privacy, equality and non-discrimination and education, among others, cannot be protected without [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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