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

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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Substantive Equality and Reproductive Rights: A Briefing Paper on Aligning Development Goals with Human Rights Obligations

International human rights norms have recognized that reproductive rights are women’s rights, clarifying that violations of reproductive rights are primarily manifestations of discrimination, poverty, and violence. Where women’s rights to equality and non-discrimination are not [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Maternal Health,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

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, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Concluding Observations and Shadow Letter on Tanzania, 2012

In August, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) regarding sexual and reproductive rights in Tanzania. The Committee's concluding observations, which were [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Tanzania, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

UN Calls on Uganda to Fulfill Human Rights Obligations

One year ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights and our partner, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA - Uganda), submitted a joint letter to the Human Rights Council (the Council), which was about to [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Africa, Uganda, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Amicus Brief: Gauer and Others v. France

In August 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of Joëlle Gauer and Others —five women with mental disabilities in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Biased Information, Censorship, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Europe, France, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Briefing Paper: The Right to Contraceptive Information and Services for Women and Adolescents

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 [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding, Maternal Health,United States, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Concluding Observations of the Children’s Rights Committee on Nigeria

In May, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Rights of the Child highlighting the situation of girls’ and adolescents’ sexual and reproductive rights in Nigeria.  The Committee issued concluding observations [...]

Abortion, Contraception, HIV/AIDS, Maternal Health,Africa, Nigeria,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Bringing Rights to Bear: Preventing Maternal Mortality and Ensuring Safe Pregnancy card link

Bringing Rights to Bear: Preventing Maternal Mortality and Ensuring Safe Pregnancy

The Center has completed updating one of its signature publications, Bringing Rights to Bear. Initially published in 2002, Bringing Rights to Bear takes a long, hard look at the thousands of comments, statements, and recommendations [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Bringing Rights to Bear: Rights Within Marriage and the Family

The Center has completed updating one of its signature publications, Bringing Rights to Bear. Initially published in 2002, Bringing Rights to Bear takes a long, hard look at the thousands of comments, statements, and recommendations [...]

Maternal Health,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Bringing Rights to Bear: Female Genital Mutilation and Other Harmful Practices

The Center has completed updating one of its signature publications, Bringing Rights to Bear. Initially published in 2002, Bringing Rights to Bear takes a long, hard look at the thousands of comments, statements, and recommendations [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

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Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Concluding Observations: Brazil_CEDAW_2007_English

Concluding Observations: Brazil_CEDAW_2007_English

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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