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African Committee Recommends Tanzania Reform Policies That Barred Pregnant Girls from School

Ruling by ACERWC in case brought by the Center and its partner marks a victory for adolescent girls in Tanzania and beyond.

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ACERWC Ruling in Legal and Human Rights Centre and Centre for Reproductive Rights v United Republic of Tanzania

On September 15, 2022, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) issued this decision, Communication No: 0012/Com/001/2019 Decision No 002/2022, in the case Legal and Human Rights Centre [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,Case Document

Submission to the UN Human Rights Council Examines Pakistan’s Lack of Progress on SRHR Issues

Report outlines country’s failure on sexual and reproductive health rights and services and recommends laws and policies to improve access.

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality, SRHR General,Asia, Pakistan,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Story

Joint Submission to Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan

The Center for Reproductive Rights and Aahung, a Karachi-based NGO, presented this joint submission on July 13, 2022, to supplement the report of the Government of Pakistan scheduled for review in the 42nd session of [...]

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The Center and Partners Prepare Filipino Youth for Adolescent SRHR Advocacy at the UN

Capacity building workshop strengthens youth’s knowledge and skills to engage with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Philippines, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Events
Joint Initiative Addresses SRHR Needs of Women and Girls Fleeing the War in Ukraine card link

Joint Initiative Addresses SRHR Needs of Women and Girls Fleeing the War in Ukraine

The Center for Reproductive Rights and national partners in key countries are undertaking a joint initiative aimed at addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls impacted by the war in Ukraine.  

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Submission to the UN Assesses the Philippines’ Progress on SRHR Issues

Report to the UPR Working Group by the Center and its partners cites barriers and recommends improvements in access to contraception, maternal health, abortion, and adolescent sex education.

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The Philippines Decriminalizes Consensual Adolescent Sexual Activity

For the first time, adolescents in the country are recognized as rights holders who have sexual autonomy.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Center and Youth Coalition to Host Event on Youth SRHR on the Sidelines of the UN Commission on the Status of Women card link

Center and Youth Coalition to Host Event on Youth SRHR on the Sidelines of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

On March 17, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights will host a virtual side event co-sponsored by Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN during the 66th Session [...]

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Withdrawal of Grade 7 Textbooks from Mozambique Education Curriculum Over Sex Topics

PRESS STATEMENT 02.18.2022 Statement by Evelyne Opondo, Senior Regional Director for Africa, Center for Reproductive Rights: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) notes with concern, the move by the Ministry of Education in the [...]

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The Center’s Work in the Philippines

The Center has been working actively in the Philippines for more than a decade. It has conducted advocacy before United Nations human rights bodies and conducted fact-finding missions and outreach to local advocates and law and policymakers.

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New Program in Africa to Improve Adolescents’ Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and Rights

“SHE SOARS” project is expected to reach more than 200,000 out-of-school girls In Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia.

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Victory for Children’s Rights: Ending Child Marriage in the Philippines

Law supported by the Center adds serious penalties to combat the harmful practice.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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