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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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Event: What’s the Harm? Understanding Reproductive Justice

Event: What's the Harm? Understanding Reproductive Justice NYU School of Law, October 30, 2015 Please join us on October 30, 2015 at 9:00am at NYU School of Law for What’s the Harm?: Understanding Reproductive Injustice. This [...]

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Shadow Report to the U.N. Human Rights Council on the Second Universal Periodic Review of the U.S.

Click the link below to download the Center’s shadow report to the U.N. Human Rights Council on its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for the United States in May 2015. Our report, a joint submission with [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

UN Urges the Slovak Government to Reform Reproductive Health

A recent review by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights found that Slovakia continues to fall short on certain key elements of reproductive health care. The Center for Reproductive Rights and [...]

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CRR Celebrates 20 Years

CRR Celebrates 20 Years Twenty years ago on June 15, 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights opened its doors.  A small team of lawyers had a vision to start an organization that coalesced around the [...]

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Radical Disregard for Life: The Criminalization of Abortion and the Death of a Young Girl in Kenya

by Luisa Cabal, Director of International Legal Program, Center for Reproductive Rights Beatrice Wajiku was not a typical 14-year-old.  Like most young girls, she enjoyed playing in the neighborhood and sharing secrets with friends.  But [...]

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New CRR Report Shows Slovakia Lags Behind in Access to Contraception

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Slovak human rights groups, Freedom of Choice Slovakia and Citizen, Democracy and Accountability released a sobering report that critically examined the numerous barriers Slovak women face [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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