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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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Center for Reproductive Rights and National Women’s Law Center v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for refusing to release records related to a new division within the [...]

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In a Blow to Women’s Health and Rights in Louisiana, Fifth Circuit Completely Disregards U.S. Supreme Court Precedent

In a Blow to Women’s Health and Rights in Louisiana, Fifth Circuit Completely Disregards U.S. Supreme Court Precedent (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a Louisiana law that [...]

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Unheard Voices: Women’s Experiences with Zika in Colombia

The goal of this report is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impacts that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in Colombia. Secondly, this report analyzes the [...]

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Unheard Voices: Women’s Experiences with Zika in Brazil

The goal of this report is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impact that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in Brazil. Secondly, this report analyzes the [...]

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Unheard Voices: Women’s Experiences with Zika in El Salvador

The goal of this report is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impact that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in El Salvador. Secondly, the report analyzes [...]

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Unheard Voices: Women’s Experiences with Zika – The Global Response

The goal of this report series is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impacts that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in Colombia, Brazil, and El Salvador. [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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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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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The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania

The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania (PRESS RELEASE) Five schoolgirls who became pregnant and their parents were [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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