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Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Nigeria,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Discriminatory Policies,Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

African Commission Calls on Uganda to Ensure The Right to Legal Abortion and Access to Reproductive Health Services

African Commission Calls on Uganda to Ensure The Right to Legal Abortion and Access to Reproductive Health Services (PRESS RELEASE) The government of Uganda should stop impeding access to medical abortion and reproductive health services, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,Africa, Uganda,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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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Kenya High Court Finds Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission Unconstitutional

Kenya High Court Finds Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission Unconstitutional Judges rule provisions of HIV law threaten human rights of Kenyans, violate citizens’ privacy rights and discriminate against pregnant women (PRESS RELEASE) Key provisions of [...]

HIV/AIDS, Right to Care,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,News

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni Signs Callous Law Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission

(PRESS RELEASE) Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed legislation this week criminalizing the transmission of HIV, a measure that allows doctors to violate confidentiality and disclose their patients’ HIV status without consent and calls for mandatory [...]

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies,Africa, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,News

New Report: Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda Leaves Women with Few Options

New Report: Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda Leaves Women with Few Options (PRESS RELEASE) Confusing abortion laws and reproductive health policies in Uganda have forced women to turn to unsafe abortions [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,Africa,Reporting on Rights,News

Bush Administration Urged to Implement HIV/AIDS Initiative without Strings Attached

Statement of Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights "Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $15 billion HIV/AIDS plan aimed at combating the AIDS pandemic internationally over the next five years. We applaud [...]

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