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UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage

UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage For the first time in history, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution dedicated to ending the blight of child marriage. Over 100 countries co-sponsored [...]

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CEDAW Committee addresses a wide range of reproductive rights violations in its review of Pakistan

CEDAW Committee addresses a wide range of reproductive rights violations in its review of Pakistan The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) recently issued concluding observations from its February review of [...]

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Stopping All Violence

Last week, President Obama signed the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds support groups for and prosecution of violent crimes against women. VAWA has made an enormous impact over the years, [...]

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Review of Ecuador Draws Concern Over Sexual Violence in School Settings

Review of Ecuador Draws Concern Over Sexual Violence in School Settings At the end of November 2012, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed its concern about a systemic pattern of sexual [...]

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Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms

Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms In August, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) regarding sexual and reproductive [...]

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The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

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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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Center and UNFPA Launch New Briefing Paper on Family Planning and Human Rights

Around the world, the unmet need for safe and effective contraceptive services is staggering: Roughly 215 million women in developing countries rely on traditional contraceptive methods with high failure rates or do not use a [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Center Celebrates International Women’s Day and Launch of UN Women

On March 8, the Center for Reproductive Rights joins women around the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, as well as the official launch of UN Women, the newly created United [...]

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UN CEDAW Committee Calls on Egypt to Promote Reproductive Rights

03.03.10 - The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes the latest concluding observations for Egypt from the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which urged the Egyptian government to protect and promote women’s [...]

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UNESCO Calls for Comprehensive Sex Ed

02.12.10 - Comprehensive sex education has gotten a major boost from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Earlier this month, the agency released international sex education guidelines that urge officials and teachers to [...]

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Linking HIV and Reproductive Rights

The Center Spotlights Reproductive Rights at the XVII International AIDS Conference Human rights, including reproductive rights, must be at the center of the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Center for Reproductive Rights will be taking that [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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