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21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J. Torres delivered a letter from 21 Members of Congress, including House Foreign Affairs Committee [...]

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Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Swedish Migration Agency granted asylum to Maria Teresa, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released in [...]

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A Duty to Protect

The Zika outbreak threatens dire consequences in countries that have failed to prioritize women’s health and human rights. Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women [...]

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The Human Rights Committee Urges Malawi to Safeguard Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee), which monitors states’ implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, released its concluding observations on Malawi, urging the government to take [...]

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Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Center for Reproductive Rights Participates In Public Hearing Addressing Restrictions on Emergency Contraception at the 149th Period of Sessions [...]

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Human Rights Committee Calls Out Peru for Highly Restrictive Abortion Law

The UN Human Rights Committee recently criticized Peru for a wide range of reproductive rights violations, including highly restrictive abortion legislation and a high rate of maternal mortality. During its 107th session in March 2013, [...]

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In Front of the UN, Peru Recognizes Need to Guarantee Certain Reproductive Rights

In the last months of 2012, two human rights bodies issued their findings on Peru, including several issues that have an impact on the country's reproductive rights landscape. In both instances, the Center for Reproductive [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Implores the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address the Extent to Which El Salvador’s Absolute Abortion Law Criminalizes Women

CRR Implores Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address El Salvador's Absolute Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Center for Reproductive Rights along with local Salvadoran organization Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban; Ruling Will Have Broad Consequences for Reproductive Rights Throughout Latin America

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban (PRESS RELEASE) In a case that will affect the ability of women and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to make [...]

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Colombia: The Right to True and Accurate Information

Colombia: The Right to True and Accurate Information A decision is expected at any time on a Colombian Constitutional Court case revolving around women's fundamental right to information on sexual and reproductive health care. Back [...]

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Over 700,000 Petitioners Demand Honduran Congress Reject Law Criminalizing Emergency Contraception

Advocates, lawyers, and citizens gathered today in protest on steps of Honduran Congress (PRESS RELEASE) Over 700,000 people have signed a petition demanding the Honduran Congress reject the latest attempt to criminalize the use or [...]

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One Million Voices for Honduran Women

Can you imagine living in a country where women are thrown in jail for using emergency contraception—even if they were raped? This heinous law is currently pending before the Honduran Congress with a vote scheduled [...]

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The Real-Life Consequences of a Personhood Measure

Here we go again. Anti-choice extremists in Oklahoma are shooting for the pinnacle of reproductive rights rollbacks—a personhood amendment to the state constitution that would send reproductive rights back to the very dark days before [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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