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Center for Reproductive Rights and Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) Convenes Discussion on Key Reproductive Laws and Policies in Uganda

Center for Reproductive Rights and CEHURD Lead Discussions on Reproductive Laws and Policies in Uganda (PRESS RELEASE) Healthcare professionals, lawyers, policymakers, and reproductive health advocates are gathering today in Kampala to discuss abortion laws and [...]

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Zambia: A Wrong Turn on the Right to Life

States have consistently chosen to use language in their constitutions that affirms the right to life without trying to define when life begins, reinforcing the approach taken by all major international human rights instruments. However, [...]

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The Legal and Policy Framework on Abortion in Tanzania

Abortion is legal in mainland Tanzania when done to preserve the life or mental or physical health of the pregnant women, as well as in cases of sexual violence. However, unclear and often confusing abortion [...]

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Al Jazeera: Let them have contraception

Al Jazeera: Let them have contraception By: Manuela Picq "The London Summit on Family Planning is happening on July 11. It is an initiative from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK government [...]

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Road to Reform in Rwanda

Road to Reform in Rwanda Anne wanted only to get the education that would be the path to a better life. Instead she wound up in a prison in Rwanda, where women have for years [...]

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Civil Society Declaration for Global Fammily Planning Summit

International human rights groups are urging world leaders attending next month’s global Family Planning Summit to ensure that any effort to increase the use of contraceptives be a part of a broader strategy to improve [...]

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Global Advocates: Family Planning Summit Must Put Women’s Human Rights First

Global Advocates: Family Planning Summit Must Put Women's Human Rights First Five international organizations urge world leaders to prioritize women’s human rights and comprehensive health care for all women at July summit (PRESS RELEASE) International [...]

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CRR Celebrates 20 Years

CRR Celebrates 20 Years Twenty years ago on June 15, 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights opened its doors.  A small team of lawyers had a vision to start an organization that coalesced around the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Rwandan President Must Decriminalize Abortion, Pass New Penal Code

Rwandan President Must Decriminalize Abortion Advocates call on officials to further relax penalties for women who terminate their pregnancies, abortion providers (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and Rwandan advocates are calling on President [...]

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UN Calls on Uganda to Fulfill Human Rights Obligations

One year ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights and our partner, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA - Uganda), submitted a joint letter to the Human Rights Council (the Council), which was about to [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Africa, Uganda, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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