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Polish Parliament Must Reject Regressive Proposals on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

We are deeply concerned by relentless attempts to roll back sexual and reproductive rights in Poland. On 15 and 16 April Poland’s Parliament will again debate two draft bills that would severely limit access to [...]

Legal Restrictions,Poland,Reporting on Rights,News

U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland’s Restrictive Abortion Law

U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland's Restrictive Abortion Law (PRESS RELEASE) Women in Poland may face risks to their health and lives as a result of the country’s highly restrictive abortion law—according to a [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Millions of European Women Struggle to Access Contraception

Members of European Parliament Host Roundtable on Human Rights Violations, Gender Discrimination (PRESS RELEASE) Millions of women living in European Union member states still cannot access affordable contraception or even get accurate information about it [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Poland, Slovakia,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

African Women Still Not Getting Justice in National Courts, New Report Finds

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced new research finding that national courts in African Commonwealth countries have failed to fully protect women against human rights violations, particularly in cases of sexual violence, [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Uncategorized

Tysiac v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights)

In September 2005, the Center filed an amicus brief on behalf of Tysiac—a visually impaired Polish woman who was denied access to legal abortion on health grounds—arguing for States’ duty to ensure effective access to [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Poland,In the Courts,Case

R.R. v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights)

European Court of Human Rights Rules Poland’s Denial of Legal Reproductive Care Violates Human Rights  (Updated 4.01.21) The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland’s failure to ensure the applicant’s timely access to prenatal diagnostic examinations and information, which [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

Rights Groups Target Maternal Death in Mali

New Report Asserts Women’s Human Right to Survive Pregnancy and Childbirth Reproductive rights groups in Africa and the US are calling upon the government of Mali to protect the lives of pregnant women, according to [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Mali,Reporting on Rights,News

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