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Nepal Enacts Legislation to Protect Women’s Rights to Bodily Autonomy

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes Nepal's official enactment of the “Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act, 2018” (RH Act). The act has been endorsed by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari of Nepal, [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund

Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund Latest attack on reproductive health services threatens programs to reduce unintended pregnancies and prevent child marriages (PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.S. State Department announced its [...]

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31 Senators Call for Expanded Family Planning Services Worldwide in Response to the Zika Outbreak

31 Senators Call for Expanded Family Planning Services Worldwide in Response to the Zika Outbreak (PRESS RELEASE) Today U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led [...]

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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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Kenyan High Court: Maternity Hospital Illegally Imprisoned Women, Violated Human Rights

Kenyan High Court: Maternity Hospital Illegally Imprisoned Women, Violated Human Rights Court orders Ministry of Health to address discrimination in public hospitals and award compensation to women who were unlawfully detained (PRESS RELEASE) The High Court [...]

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Kenyan “Doctor” Arrested for Raping Female Patient

Kenyan “Doctor” Arrested for Raping Female Patient (PRESS RELEASE) This week Mugo Wairimu, an owner of health clinics posing as a gynecologist, was arrested after multiple Kenyan news outlets reported on a video exposé showing [...]

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Pakistani High Court Calls for Response to Allegations Women Are Denied Maternal Health Services

Pakistani High Court Calls for Response to Allegations Women Are Denied Maternal Health Services (PRESS RELEASE) Today  the High Court of Sindh ordered the government of Sindh  to respond by September 29 to a petition [...]

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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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Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court

Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court (PRESS RELEASE) The case of Josephine Majani, whose story of being physically and verbally abused by nurses and repeatedly [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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