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Claiming Our Rights: Surviving Pregnancy and Childbirth in Mali

The right to survive pregnancy and childbirth is grounded in women’s right to life, the most fundamental of human rights guarantees. This right remains unrealized in Mali, where pregnancy and childbirth take the lives of [...]

Maternal Health,Reporting on Rights

Council of Europe Finds Evidence of Forced Sterilization of Romani Women in Slovakia

Commissioner for Human Rights Calls on Slovak Government to Accept Responsibility for Failing to Protect Women from Illegal Sterilizations and to Enact Laws to End Practice On October 29, the Commissioner for Human Rights of [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Slovakia, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,News

Slovak Investigation Covers Up Human Rights Abuses

At the conclusion of a criminal investigation tainted by strong-arm tactics, the Slovak Deputy Prime Minister of Human Rights and Minorities Pál Csáky rejected the findings of a human rights report that documented 110 cases [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Slovakia, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,News

Young Mexican Rape Victim Speaks Out on Her 18th Birthday, Urging the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Formally Admit Her Case

Today, with the support of international human rights groups, Paulina, a young rape victim from Mexico, is asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to formally admit her legal petition so that negotiations can begin [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

International Human Rights Settlement Expected to Improve Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care in Peru

Policy Changes Come After Coerced Sterilization Case that Ended in Death Yesterday, the government of Peru signed an agreement before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that should bring about sweeping changes in Peru's [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Florida NOW Say Appointing a Guardian for a Fetus Threatens the Health and Rights of Pregnant Women in Florida

Appointing a guardian for a fetus would violate a woman's right not only to decide whether to continue her pregnancy, but also to choose medical care to protect her own health during pregnancy, the American [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,United States,In the Courts,News

Human Rights Groups Call on Slovakia to Address Illegal Sterilization of Romani Women

Amnesty International, Center for Reproductive Rights, European Roma Rights Center,Human Rights Watch, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights Today, nine international human rights groups joined forces to urge Slovakia to conduct an impartial and adequate [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Slovakia,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Trends in Reproductive Rights Jurisprudence in Latin America

All Latin American countries have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women. Yet despite [...]

Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms American’s Right to Privacy in Landmark Case

New York, NY - ,In an historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a Texas sodomy law that singled out gay people for criminal prosecution. Ruling that the petitioners in this case "are [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),News

ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Florida NOW Fight Efforts to Interfere With Care of Severely Disabled Rape Victim

The state of Florida should stop interfering with a woman's ability to make choices concerning the course of her pregnancy and medical care, said the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,In the Courts,News

Hearing Set for Court Challenge to Florida’s Ban on Medicaid Funded Abortions

Charging that Florida's ban on Medicaid funded abortions discriminates based on sex, the Center for Reproductive Rights will argue before a Florida court that it is unconstitutional to deny low-income women Medicaid funded abortions when [...]

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding, Maternal Health,United States,In the Courts,News

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives – Francophone Africa

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives - Francophone Africa, is the result of an in-depth examination of laws and policies affecting women's reproductive health and rights in seven countries of [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Benin,Reporting on Rights

Body and Soul: Forced Sterilization and Other Assaults on Roma Reproductive Freedom

Romani women in Slovakia continue to be subject to grave violations of their human rights, particularly their reproductive rights, even though a communist-era law offering monetary incentives for sterilization has been rescinded. A three-month fact-finding [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Slovakia,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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