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Black Maternal Health Week is April 11-17

As the U.S. faces a maternal health crisis, with Black women three times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy complications, the Center for Reproductive Rights has partnered to sponsor Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17—a seven-day series aimed at raising awareness, inspiring activism, and strengthening organizing for Black maternal health.

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Center Leader Recognized for Work on Black Maternal Health

Breana Lipscomb, Senior Manager of the Maternal Health and Rights Initiative at the Center for Reproductive Rights, was recently awarded the inaugural Kira Johnson Advocate of the Year Award for her work on Black maternal [...]

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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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Free and Reunited: The Women Behind Bars in El Salvador

Free and Reunited: The Women Behind Bars in El Salvador

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The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador

The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador El Salvador’s total ban on abortion puts women’s health and lives in danger and denies them essential reproductive freedom. Right now, dozens of women are wrongfully imprisoned under [...]

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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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Teodora Is Free

    Teodora Is Free     Our client Teodora was released from prison this month. She was unjustly imprisoned for 11 years under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law after suffering a stillbirth. Watch our [...]

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A Proactive Vision

The Center gathered nearly 200 state legislators and advocates in Washington, D.C., to discuss strategies for advancing women’s reproductive health. What happens when you convene some of the nation’s brightest leaders in state reproductive health, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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A Duty to Protect

The Zika outbreak threatens dire consequences in countries that have failed to prioritize women’s health and human rights. Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women [...]

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Tools of Transformation

A Center-sponsored toolkit equips reproductive health advocates in the South with resources to confront the growing maternal health crisis for Black women. Across the United States, Black women die or suffer serious illness during and [...]

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Black Mamas Matter

African American women are nearly four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Without healthy black mothers, there cannot be healthy black families and communities. “I was hurting so bad I didn't [...]

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A Vision of Health

A Vision of Health Many of the nation’s top reproductive rights voices convened in Washington, DC, to nourish our shared vision of reproductive health policy for the future. The audience clusters attentively around her as [...]

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Spring Webinar Series with LSRJ, the Center for Reproductive Rights & Ipas: Register Here!

Spring Webinar Series with LSRJ, the Center for Reproductive Rights & Ipas: Register Here! Join us on Monday, April 20th at 7pm EST for “Human Rights at Home and Abroad.” During this presentation, our speakers [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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