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Center for Reproductive Rights and Ipas join members of Congress in calling for end to overly restrictive abortion policies abroad

Noting that current restrictions on foreign aid for abortion services go beyond even those imposed by the highly restrictive Helms Amendment—cutting off access to critical and potentially life-saving services for millions of women in the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Censorship, Global Gag Rule,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.

Los derechos reproductivos son derechos humanos

Los fundamentos jurídicos de los derechos reproductivos de las mujeres se basan en una variedad de derechos humanos reconocidos por el derecho internacional de los derechos humanos. Esta publicación delinea diez de los derechos humanos [...]

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In Focus: Uganda

In Focus: Uganda The Center for Reproductive Rights has embarked on a series of new projects in Uganda as part of its wider work in the African region. Working to highlight reproductive rights violations in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Censorship, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Medical Education,Africa, Uganda, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Amicus Brief: Gauer and Others v. France

In August 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of Joëlle Gauer and Others —five women with mental disabilities in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Biased Information, Censorship, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Europe, France, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Gauer and Others v. France

In August 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of Joëlle Gauer and Others —five women with mental disabilities in [...]

Biased Information, Censorship, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Europe, France, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Case

ColorLines: House GOP Revives Global War on Women’s Health With “Gag Rule”

By Michelle Chen "While Congress was playing fiscal roulette last month, House Republicans quietly advanced their attack on reproductive choice, too. Conservative legislators are working to reinstate the so-called Global Gag Rule, which would block [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Censorship, Global Gag Rule,United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In Washington D.C.

UN Human Rights Body Urges Russia and Moldova to Protect Reproductive Rights

This May the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR Committee) urged the governments of the Russian Federation and Republic of Moldova to promote, protect and fulfill women’s reproductive rights. The treaty [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Censorship, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Moldova, Russia,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

UN Concluding Observations: Russia, 2011

The U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released their concluding observations from the 46th session on the fifth periodic report of the Russian Federation on May 20, 2011. The Center for Reproductive Rights [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Censorship, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Medical Education,Europe, Russia,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

UN Concluding Observations: The Republic of Moldova

The U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released their concluding observations from the 46th session on the second periodic report of the Republic of Moldova on July 12, 2011. The Center for Reproductive [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Censorship, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Medical Education,Europe, Moldova,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Rep. Lowey Introduces Bill to Stem Efforts to Gag Overseas Groups on Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Pushing back against recent efforts by opponents of reproductive rights to reimpose the Global Gag Rule, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that the Center for [...]

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Proposed Global Gag Rule Threatens Women’s Health and Lives; Undermines Democratic Values

The House of Representatives-proposed Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2012 would reinstate a failed Bush-era policy -- the "Global Gag Rule" -- that would silence overseas community groups and health experts, preventing them from discussing [...]

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Dignidad Negada: Violaciones de los Derechos de las Mujeres VIH-Positivas en Establecimientos de Salud Chilenos

Las mujeres representan aproximadamente el 50% de los 33,4 millones de personas que viven con VIH/SIDA en todo el mundo. Aunque el porcentaje total de mujeres que viven con VIH/SIDA se ha estabilizado en los [...]

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CRR Spotlights Abuses against HIV+ Women in Chile

On June 21, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Chilean HIV/AIDS group VIVO POSITIVO will present the findings of the report Dignity Denied: Violations of the Rights of HIV Positive Women in Chilean Health [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Censorship, HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Medical Education,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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