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Centering Human Rights in the Response to Zika

Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, this statement calls for a human rights-based approach to the Zika epidemic. It identifies states' obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of all impacted by the [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

A Voting Rights Act for Reproductive Rights?

The following article was written by Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, as part of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law's publication titled "Legal [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Publications

Fighting Back: Reclaiming Reproductive Rights in the 113th Congress and Beyond

The 113th Congress was another busy time for extremist politicians looking to make abortion and even contraception impossible to access. As detailed in the Center for Reproductive Rights’ new report, “Fighting Back: Reclaiming Reproductive Rights [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Publications

Moving in a New Direction: A Proactive State Policy Resource for Promoting Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

Moving in a New Direction: A Proactive State Policy Resource for Promoting Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice showcases proactive policy solutions that reflect the innovation, commitment, and vision of our movements for reproductive health, rights, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Publications

The Contraception Controversy: A Comprehensive Reply (PDF Download)

The Obama Administration’s recently announced policy to require insurers to cover contraception as women’s preventive health care has prompted many over-heated op-eds, editorials on both sides and even a thoroughly one-sided Congressional hearing. The controversy [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Publications

ICPD + 15: Commemorating Advances, Calling for Greater Accountability

The Center for Reproductive Rights commemorates the 15 year anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), celebrating advancements for women's human rights and highlighting the ICPD's role in promoting recognition of reproductive [...]

Abortion, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Defending Human Rights: Abortion Providers Facing Threats, Restrictions, and Harassment

The Center is proud to present its groundbreaking report, "Defending Human Rights: Abortion Providers Facing Threats, Restrictions, and Harassment." Physicians and reproductive healthcare professionals who work to provide abortions are frequently denied government and societal [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Publications

Contraceptive Equity Bills Gain Momentum in State Legislatures

In the United States almost 50% of pregnancies are unintended. Contraceptive equity legislation could reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and the need for abortion by providing affordable and reliable contraception for women. Women Deserve [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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