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UN Urges Governments to Respect Reproductive Rights

12.27.10 - This fall, three UN treaty monitoring bodies urged the governments of Ecuador, Uganda and Nicaragua to take steps to promote, protect and fulfill reproductiv  rights. The treaty bodies made these powerful recommendations largely [...]

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Human Rights Day 2010

December 10 is Human Rights Day and a time to remind the world of the importance of taking a stand for reproductive rights. Sixty-two years ago this December, the U.N. adopted the Universal Declaration of [...]

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CRR in the Field: Payal Shah

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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Dignity Denied: Download Report

Women account for roughly 50% of the 33.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Although the total percentage of women living with HIV/AIDS has stabilized in the last few years, individual countries, including Chile, continue [...]

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A First Look Back at the 2010 State Legislative Session

Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women's access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. On average, more than six hundred bills are proposed [...]

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Download Report: Forsaken Lives

Criminal bans on abortion are harmful not only to women but also undermine entire health systems. The report, Forsaken Lives: The Harmful Impact of the Philippine Criminal Abortion Ban, documents the experiences of women in [...]

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Decline in Maternal Mortality Welcome, but Suffering Persists

By Ximena Andión Ibañez, International Advocacy Director An article in the recent  Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, announced a global decrease in maternal deaths from 526,300 in 1980 to 342,900 in 2008. The Center [...]

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Decade-long Arizona Abortion Battle Ends in Victory

05.07.10 - Earlier today, a longtime legal challenge against a 1999 Arizona law regulating abortion providers has come to a close and a 10-year stay blocking the law's enforcement has been lifted by the U.S. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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In Harm’s Way: Conclusions in Brief

As this report demonstrates, when access to safe and legal abortion is limited, women resort to unsafe abortion, with devastating consequences for their health, lives, and families. This report documents these consequences in Kenya, highlighting [...]

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In Harm’s Way: The Impact of Kenya’s Restrictive Abortion Law

Recommendations to the Government of Kenya / to the Executive Branch Publicly acknowledge the importance of reducing unsafe abortion in order to meet Kenya’s obligations under the Millennium Development Goals, particularly the goal to reduce [...]

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In Harm’s Way: Grace’s Story

In Harm's Way: The Impact of Kenya's Restrictive Abortion Law Grace's Story: Trapped by Poverty Grace was twelve when a stranger raped her in her rural village and left her pregnant. She gave birth to [...]

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In Harm’s Way: Rosemary’s Story

In Harm’s Way: The Impact of Kenya’s Restrictive Abortion Law Rosemary's Story: Living with Stigma Rosemary, a young woman, was brutally raped and then genitally mutilated by two men in Nairobi. In addition to leaving [...]

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In Harm’s Way: Executive Summary

"I have seen so much misery at the Kenyatta National Hospital . . . where women with abortion-related problems have died and others lost uteruses. There is no doubt the existing laws are colonial and [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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