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UN Body Urges U.S. to Ensure Abortion Access and Culturally Respectful Maternal Health Care in Efforts to Eliminate Racial Discrimination card link

UN Body Urges U.S. to Ensure Abortion Access and Culturally Respectful Maternal Health Care in Efforts to Eliminate Racial Discrimination

Center joins delegation of Black and Indigenous leaders in Geneva, Switzerland to hold the U.S. accountable for human rights violations.

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The Center to Co-Host Side Event to the UN Commission on Population and Development Session

Register to attend the Center's virtual side event to the UN's Session on Population and Development.

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Kenyan High Court Affirms the Right to Abortion Under the Constitution and Directs Parliament to Enact Reforms

Landmark ruling in case defending a minor and a clinician will protect patients and providers from arrest and prosecution for seeking and providing abortion services.

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Wrongfully Arrested for Seeking Abortion Care, Kenyan Woman and Nurse Exonerated with Help from the Center and its Partner

Despite constitutional protections for reproductive health care, law enforcement officers often harass, arrest, and prosecute patients and providers.

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In Op-ed, the Center’s Evelyne Opondo Calls on Kenya to Stop the Harassment of Women and Girls Seeking Abortion Care

The Kenyan government must align its penal code with the 2010 Constitution, says the Center’s Evelyne Opondo

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Report Highlights Lack of Access to SRHR Information in Kenya card link

Report Highlights Lack of Access to SRHR Information in Kenya

A new report by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH) finds that women and girls in Kenya lack access to comprehensive information on sexual and reproductive health [...]

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U.S. Recommits to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the UN Human Rights Council

The Biden-Harris administration took a significant step forward last week in reversing the Trump administration’s harmful policies undermining gender equity and equality when it committed to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and around the world. The commitment, made March 17 before [...]

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On the 10th Anniversary of Kenya’s Constitution, Center Report Urges Government to Enforce Abortion Rights Protections

Each year in Kenya, more than 2,500 women and girls die from unsafe abortions—despite the fact that the government legalized abortion under specific circumstances a decade ago in its Constitution. Currently, unsafe abortions are a [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

The Center wins a major victory for abortion rights in Africa card link

The Center wins a major victory for abortion rights in Africa

In a groundbreaking decision, the High Court of Kenya ruled that the Ministry of Health’s 2014 withdrawal of the “Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe Abortion in Kenya” (Standards and Guidelines), and [...]

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Standing up Against Abortion Opposition in Nairobi

The Center for Reproductive Rights and ally organizations take a petition to the government demanding anti-abortion billboards come down UPDATE: SUCCESS! The billboards came down in May. The Nairobi County Government responded to our request, [...]

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The tragic impacts of unsafe abortion care in Kenya are all too real.

Wanjiku's Story Hundreds of thousands of Kenyan women and girls have risked their lives to end a pregnancy. This is Wanjiku's story. In Kenya, abortion is allowed only when the life and health of the [...]

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Cruel and Inhuman

Every year, as a result of Ireland’s abortion laws, thousands of women in the country must travel abroad to obtain legal abortion services. With one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, Ireland [...]

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Abortion Ban Leads to Death Sentence for Kenyan Nurse

Abortion Ban Leads to Death Sentence for Kenyan Nurse As detailed in a piece this month from Mother Jones, Kenya has recently sentenced a licensed, registered nurse from Nairobi—Jackson Tali—to death after a teenaged girl [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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