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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Calls for Better Access to Reproductive Health Services

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Calls for Better Access to Reproductive Health Services (PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—the principal human rights body for the Americas—released a statement that underscores how laws [...]

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UNFPA Report Addresses Economic Inequality and the Intersection with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

UNFPA Report Addresses Economic Inequality and the Intersection with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights commends the United [...]

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government should take measures to legalize abortion in certain circumstances and provide sexual and reproductive health information and services, according [...]

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government must ensure access to modern contraceptives and legalize abortion in certain circumstances, according to the U.N. [...]

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives

U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) The absolute ban on abortion in the Philippines should be repealed and access to sexual and reproductive health [...]

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Chile’s Cámara de Diputados Approves Abortion Bill

Chile’s Cámara de Diputados Approves Abortion Bill (PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Cámara de Diputados (House) agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of [...]

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U.N. Committee: Kenya Should Decriminalize Abortion in All Circumstances, Ensure Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents

U.N. Committee: Kenya Should Decriminalize Abortion in All Circumstances, Ensure Reproductive Health Services for Teens (PRESS RELEASE) The government of Kenya should decriminalize abortion in all circumstances and ensure adolescents have access to the full [...]

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U.N. Committee: Russia and Slovakia Must Remove Waiting Periods and Other Barriers to Safe and Legal Abortion

U.N. Committee: Russia and Slovakia Must Remove Waiting Periods and Other Barriers to Safe and Legal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Russia and Slovakia are undermining women’s human rights by introducing retrogressive barriers in [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls on Croatia to Expand Reproductive Health Services and End Discrimination Against Women

U.N. Committee Calls on Croatia to Expand Reproductive Health Services and End Discrimination Against Women (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has called on the Croatian [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resolutions to End Violence Against Women and Child Marriage

U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resolutions to End Violence Against Women and Child Marriage (PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.N. Human Rights Council—principal body at the U.N. that promotes and protects human rights for all—reaffirmed [...]

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United Nations Secretary-General Reaffirms Reproductive Rights Are Central to Development

United Nations Secretary-General Reaffirms Reproductive Rights Are Central to Development U.N. Releases Post-2015 Development Agenda Report Calling on Governments to Fulfill Human Rights Obligations (PRESS RELEASE) In a report that will serve as a guidepost [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls On Nepal to Eradicate Child Marriage and Ensure Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Services

U.N. Committee Calls On Nepal to Eradicate Child Marriage and Ensure Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Services (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) this week denounced the Nepal [...]

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New Report: Global Trend of Expanding Legal Abortion Services Continues

New Report: Global Trend of Expanding Legal Abortion Services Continues (PRESS RELEASE) More than 30 countries have amended their laws to expand access to safe and legal abortion services in the last 20 years—a trend [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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