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Pilot Program at Uganda Refugee Settlement Improves Delivery of SRHR Services

New report outlines how a “circle of accountability” program by the Center and CARE Uganda brought refugee and host women and girls closer to decisions impacting their lives.

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El Centro celebra la resolución histórica de la ONU para la protección de los derechos humanos de mujeres y niñas en crisis humanitarias

El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos reconoce la adopción, por consenso en Ginebra, de la resolución del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas (CDH) titulada "Promoción, protección y respeto del pleno disfrute de los [...]

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Center Applauds UN’s Adoption of Landmark Resolution on Women’s and Girls’ Human Rights in Humanitarian Situations

Resolution calls for promoting, protecting and respecting women’s and girls’ full enjoyment of human rights in humanitarian situations The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (HRC) adoption by consensus in [...]

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Center Launches New Program to Protect Refugee Rights in Uganda

The Center and its partners at CARE International in Uganda have launched a new pilot program to protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls in one of Uganda’s largest [...]

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Briefing Paper: Ensuring Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls Affected by Conflict

Conflict and crises have dire consequences on women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights. Ensuring the provision of sexual and reproductive health information and services is central to an effective humanitarian response and [...]

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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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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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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Releases Report on Torture and Ill-Treatment in Health Care Settings

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Releases Report on Torture and Ill-Treatment in Health Care Settings This week, Juan Mendez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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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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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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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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World Contraception Day 2011

              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 [...]

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UNESCO Calls for Comprehensive Sex Ed

02.12.10 - Comprehensive sex education has gotten a major boost from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Earlier this month, the agency released international sex education guidelines that urge officials and teachers to [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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