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UN Urges Governments to Respect Reproductive Rights

12.27.10 - This fall, three UN treaty monitoring bodies urged the governments of Ecuador, Uganda and Nicaragua to take steps to promote, protect and fulfill reproductiv  rights. The treaty bodies made these powerful recommendations largely [...]

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UN to Nicaragua: Youth Have the Right to Contraception and Safe Abortion

This week, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child  (CRC) sent a clear and urgent message to Nicaragua: adolescents must have access to safe, legal, and confidential sexual and reproductive health services, [...]

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Shadow Letter on Nicaragua to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

In September, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights of children and adolescents in Nicaragua.  Nicaragua is reporting to [...]

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Celebrating World Contraception Day

Did you know that the average U.S. woman who wants two children will spend five years pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, and 30 years trying to avoid pregnancy? Or that 215 million women worldwide [...]

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A First Look Back at the 2010 State Legislative Session

Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women's access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. On average, more than six hundred bills are proposed [...]

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Report on the United States’ Compliance with Its Human Rights Obligations In the Area of Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health

The United Nations Human Rights Council has introduced a process designed to review countries’ compliance with human rights obligations as contained in (1) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (2) the United Nations Charter, (3) [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Shadow Letters Bring Reproductive Rights to Light

The Center celebrated the recent concluding observations on Ecuador, Croatia and Moldova from the U.N. Human Rights Committee, which reaffirm the obligation of these states to guarantee reproductive rights. The Committee's concluding observations responded directly [...]

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Shadow Letter: Ecuador_Human Rights Committee_2009_English

In 2009, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights in Ecuador.  The letter highlighted the failure of the government to protect girls against [...]

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Shadow Letter: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Egypt (CEDAW)

In 2009, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the CEDAW Committee on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights in Egypt, in preparation for the Committee's review of Egypt at its 45th session. The [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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