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New Report Addresses Concerns Regarding Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Regional Humanitarian Response to the War in Ukraine card link

New Report Addresses Concerns Regarding Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Regional Humanitarian Response to the War in Ukraine

Report by the Regional Gender Task Force developed by the Center and other organizations.

Humanitarian Settings, SRHR General,Europe, Ukraine,Reporting on Rights,Story

Technical Paper: Accountability for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings

This paper examines obligations under international law regarding access to SRH information and services for civilians in humanitarian settings.

Humanitarian Settings,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Improving Access to Abortion in Crisis Settings

This tool is designed to help program planners and organizations understand abortion law and manage legal risk when providing or supporting access to abortion for people who are displaced by crisis. It provides general guidance [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Humanitarian Settings,Publications

Serving Those Who Serve? Restrictions on abortion access for servicemembers, veterans, and their dependents

Servicemembers, veterans & their families face abortion bans and prohibitions on insurance coverage when trying to access these legal medical services. This issue brief addresses the unique barriers individuals insured under the military health insurance [...]

Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Serving Those Who Serve

Servicemembers, veterans & their families face abortion bans and prohibitions on insurance coverage when trying to access these legal medical services. This issue brief addresses the unique barriers individuals insured under the military health insurance [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Documents
Documenting the Human Rights Impact of Retrogressive Legislative and Policy Barriers on Women’s Access to abortion in Macedonia: Key Findings and Recommendations card link

Documenting the Human Rights Impact of Retrogressive Legislative and Policy Barriers on Women’s Access to abortion in Macedonia: Key Findings and Recommendations

In 2013 and 2014, Macedonian lawmakers introduced a series of new legal requirements, including a three-day mandatory waiting period, mandatory biased counseling and a mandatory ultrasound, which must be complied with before women can access [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Ensuring Reproductive Rights: Reform to Address Women’s and Girls’ Need for Abortion After 20 Weeks in India

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of India denied a medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) to Z., a 35-year old woman from Patna, Bihar living with HIV who became pregnant as a result of rape. [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Whelan v. Ireland: Ireland Must Reform its Abortion Law to Prevent Violations of Women’s Human Rights

In June 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled for the second time that by prohibiting and criminalizing abortion, Ireland violated a woman’s fundamental human rights. In the case of Whelan v. Ireland, the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland,At the United Nations,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Fact Sheet: The Global Gag Rule and Human Rights

Under the Global Gag Rule, the U.S. is turning its back on the human rights of women and girls around the world. Denying access to abortion does not stop women and girls from seeking abortion [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Censorship, Global Gag Rule,United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,Publications

Fact Sheet: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Conflict

Women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings face increased risks of sexual violence and urgently need sexual and reproductive healthcare services, such as obstetric and antenatal care for pregnant women, access to contraceptive information [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Publications

Briefing Paper: Ensuring Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls Affected by Conflict

Conflict and crises have dire consequences on women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights. Ensuring the provision of sexual and reproductive health information and services is central to an effective humanitarian response and [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Detention and Abuse of Women Seeking Maternal Health Services

On September 17, 2015, the High Court of Kenya issued a groundbreaking judgment in the case of Millicent Awuor (Maimuna) &, Margaret Anyoso Oliele v. Attorney General and others, Constitutional Petition No. 562 of 2012. [...]

Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Miscarriage of Justice: The Impact of El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban (Advocacy Brief)

Miscarriage of Justice: The Impact of El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban (Advocacy Brief)

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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