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Call on Costa Rica Now

For too long, women in Costa Rica have been denied legal abortion services—help us fight back. Your voice counts – sign the petition now to urge the Costa Rican government to permit women to receive [...]

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Our Top Five

In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results. Keep up the momentum in 2015. Donate today. Here are [...]

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Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America

Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America Miguel and Ileana worked together for one year at a car dealership in the late 1980s. They fell for each other in [...]

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Time for Action

Brazil: Time for Action In August 2011, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) struck a blow for women worldwide when it recognized—in the first preventable maternal death case to [...]

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The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

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In the Name of Alyne: A Historic Human Rights Victory

Alyne da Silva Pimentel would have been 37 years old today if Brazil’s government had honored its responsibility to protect her fundamental human rights. Instead, because she was poor and Afro-Brazilian, she died in 2002 [...]

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CRR in the Field: Alisha Bjerregaard

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

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CRR in the Field: Mónica Arango Olaya

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Decline in Maternal Mortality Welcome, but Suffering Persists

By Ximena Andión Ibañez, International Advocacy Director An article in the recent  Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, announced a global decrease in maternal deaths from 526,300 in 1980 to 342,900 in 2008. The Center [...]

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Civil Society in Central America, Mexico and the Spanish-Speaking Carribean Meet with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

(Guatemala City - Guatemala, March 23) United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Anand Grover, visited Guatemala City on March 22 and 23 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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