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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 [...]

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European governments must ensure safe and timely access to abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Joint civil society statement   The COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis is presenting grave challenges for health care systems across Europe. As European countries work to address the pandemic, protect their populations, and meet [...]

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Slovakia’s Parliament rejects harmful restrictions on safe abortion care

Today the Slovak Parliament rejected draft legislation that would have severely restricted women’s access to abortion care and subjected women to a series of humiliating and medically inaccurate and unnecessary requirements prior to accessing abortion. [...]

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Joint Statement issued by Center for Reproductive Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network

Joint Statement on Restrictive Legislation in Slovakia As members of Slovakia’s parliament debate proposed legislation that, if enacted, will potentially impede women’s access to abortion services, Amnesty International, Center for Reproductive Rights, Human Rights Watch [...]

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Court Rules Northern Irish Abortion Law Violates Women’s Human Rights

(Geneva)—The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes today’s judgement from the Northern Irish High Court which ruled that Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion law contravenes women’s human rights. The Center intervened as a third party in [...]

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New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia

New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) Roma women living in Slovakia report facing discrimination, segregation and [...]

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Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case

Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government intends to give compensation to Amanda Mellet following a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognizing [...]

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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 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

After Massive Public Outcry, Polish Parliament Rejects Total Abortion Ban

After Massive Public Outcry, Polish Parliament Rejects Total Abortion Ban Polish women still face countless obstacles when trying to access safe, legal abortion (PRESS RELEASE) By a vote of 352-58, the Polish Parliament today rejected [...]

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U.N. Committee Finds Ireland’s Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading

U.N. Committee Finds Ireland's Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading (PRESS RELEASE) Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, according to a landmark decision from the United Nations Human [...]

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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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New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide

New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide Rep. Nita Lowey and more than 100 other Representatives sponsor new legislation that puts an end to future presidents [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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