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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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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.

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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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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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