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Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Center condemns the continued use of sexual violence as a tactic of war in many contexts around the world.

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President of Chile Issues Public Apology to Woman who was Sterilized Without Her Consent in Landmark Case at the IACHR

On May 26, President Gabriel Boric of Chile delivered a public apology to Francisca, a woman with HIV who was sterilized without her consent after giving birth in 2002. The apology is part of a [...]

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Chilean Government Publicly Apologizes to a Woman Who was Sterilized Without Her Consent Based on HIV Status 

Today, a Chilean woman named Francisca received a public apology from the Chilean government for having been sterilized without her authorization after giving birth in 2002.

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Sobreviviente de esterilización sin consentimiento logra que Chile le pida disculpas públicas e inicie reformas para garantizar derechos reproductivos

Santiago de Chile, Mayo 26 de 2022 - Hoy Francisca, como es conocida la sobreviviente por motivos de reserva de identidad, logró que el Estado chileno reconociera su responsabilidad internacional por los hechos que enfrentó [...]

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Center and Partners Call on Europe and Broader International Community to Address the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Girls Impacted by the Conflict in Ukraine

In a Call to Action, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined more than 60 human rights organizations to urge the European Union, Member State governments, the United Nations, other donor governments, and the broader international [...]

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On the Adoption of the Third U.S. Universal Periodic Review

On March 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsoring organizations made remarks at the UN Human Rights Council commending the United States for supporting recommendations related to sexual and reproductive rights received in [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the postponement of human rights treaty bodies

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the postponement of human rights treaty bodies In a recent letter to treaty body chairs, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, announced that due to [...]

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Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund

Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund Latest attack on reproductive health services threatens programs to reduce unintended pregnancies and prevent child marriages (PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.S. State Department announced its [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

UN Human Rights Committee: U.S. Should Ensure Health Coverage for Immigrant Women

UN Human Rights Committee: U.S. Should Ensure Health Coverage for Immigrant Women Recommendations Issued after Full Review of U.S. Record under Major Human Rights Treaty (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Rights Committee is urging [...]

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Women Must Have Control Over Their Own Bodies

Women Must Have Control Over Their Own Bodies [OP-ED] by Rebecca Brown Earlier this year France was the latest to join a handful of progressive countries to expand access to reproductive health services — with [...]

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UN Body Slams Abortion Laws

UN Body Slams Abortion Laws This month, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) condemned Hungary for two types of abortion restrictions that are on the rise both in Europe [...]

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Center and UNFPA Launch New Briefing Paper on Family Planning and Human Rights

Around the world, the unmet need for safe and effective contraceptive services is staggering: Roughly 215 million women in developing countries rely on traditional contraceptive methods with high failure rates or do not use a [...]

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UN Looks at U.S. Healthcare Through a Different Lens

By Cynthia Soohoo, Originally published in RH Reality Check 12.8.10 - After the midterm elections, Republican leaders are claiming a mandate to undo healthcare reform. Last Friday, there was an opportunity to look at healthcare [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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