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Radical Disregard for Life: The Criminalization of Abortion and the Death of a Young Girl in Kenya

by Luisa Cabal, Director of International Legal Program, Center for Reproductive Rights Beatrice Wajiku was not a typical 14-year-old.  Like most young girls, she enjoyed playing in the neighborhood and sharing secrets with friends.  But [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare,Africa, Kenya, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World

Abortion Worldwide: Seventeen Years of Reform

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Colombian Congress Defeats Proposals to Amend the Constitution and Prohibit Abortion under All Circumstances

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights celebrated the Colombian Senate’s defeat of a recent proposal to amend the country’s constitution and ban abortion under all circumstances. On October 12, the constitutional commission of [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World

International Initiative Calls on Russian Parliament to Reject Anti- Choice Measures

(PRESS RELEASE) In response to a growing anti-choice movement in Russia that strongly resembles the so-called “pro-life” movement in the U.S., 150 women’s rights, reproductive health and human rights organizations and activists from around the [...]

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Anniversary of Abortion Decriminalization in Nepal

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the historic 11th Amendment to the Muluki Ain, Nepal Country Code, that decriminalized abortion in Nepal.  The decriminalization of abortion in Nepal in 2002 was a historic moment for [...]

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Center’s shadow letter to the ESCR Committee on The Russian Federation

In April 2011 the Center for Reproductive Rights and the All Russian Family Planning Association (currently known as Russian Association for Population and Development - RAPD) submitted a shadow letter to the 46th session of [...]

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Associated Press: Kansas Abortion Rules Face Test in Federal Court

By John Hanna "Kansas still has one abortion provider, but two others that have had to halt services because they don't have state licenses hoped Friday to persuade a federal judge to block a new [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Opens New Regional Office in Colombia

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced the opening of its new regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Bogotá, Colombia. The Center has worked in the region for fifteen years, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

The Gains of the New Constitution: Stronger Protections for the Lives and Health of Women in Kenya

Kenya’s new constitution demonstrates several gains for the women of Kenya, including stronger protections for their health and lives. The constitution affirms that every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, [...]

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The Hill: Put emergency care ahead of religious beliefs

By Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights Would you ask someone else to die for your religious beliefs? A new proposal moving through Congress makes it clear that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops [...]

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Supplementary information on reproductive rights in Peru for the 46th session of the CESCR

In April 2011, the Center and more than 9 Peruvian organizations and international organizations submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights assessing the situation of sexual and reproductive rights [...]

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Fact Sheet: Nepal Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision Upholding the Right to Abortion

The Center has authored a new fact sheet on an important decision from the Supreme Court of Nepal in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal that upholds a woman’s right to abortion. This case [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts, At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

CRR in the Field: Alejandra Cárdenas

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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