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21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J. Torres delivered a letter from 21 Members of Congress, including House Foreign Affairs Committee [...]

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Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Swedish Migration Agency granted asylum to Maria Teresa, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released in [...]

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U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide (PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a [...]

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Philippine Department of Justice Fails to Include Grounds for Abortion in Draft Criminal Code

Philippine Department of Justice Fails to Include Grounds for Abortion in Draft Criminal Code (PRESS RELEASE) More than 50 representatives from human rights organizations, academia, and other civil society groups in the Philippines and abroad, [...]

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Groundbreaking Contraceptive Case Filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh

Groundbreaking Contraceptive Case Filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh On November 14, the second case to be developed under the Center for Reproductive Rights’ South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Implores the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address the Extent to Which El Salvador’s Absolute Abortion Law Criminalizes Women

CRR Implores Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address El Salvador's Absolute Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Center for Reproductive Rights along with local Salvadoran organization Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto [...]

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Philippines Contraception Conflict

Philippines Contraception Conflict The third time was not a charm in the Philippines. So on August 7, the Philippine government will make a fourth attempt to pass a family planning law, this one allowing health [...]

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Center Releases Updated Report on Manila City’s Ban on Modern Contraception

For ten years, a devastating ban on modern contraceptives in Manila City, the Philippines, has denied women their basic right to protect their health and decide whether and when to have children. The Center and [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

New Report Links Philippines Abortion Law to Human Rights Abuses

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights released the first comprehensive human rights report on the impact of the Philippines' criminal ban on abortion. Through interviews and legal analysis, Forsaken Lives: The Harmful Impact [...]

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Associated Press: Rights group slams Philippine abortion ban

By Teresa Cerojano "A U.S.-based rights group urged the Philippines on Monday to reform a tough anti-abortion law that it says has spawned widespread underground procedures that kill about 1,000 women each year in the [...]

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New York Times: Rights Group Denounces Illegality of Abortion in Philippines

By Carlos H. Conde "A new study of abortion in the Philippines denounces the government for keeping it illegal, causing what the authors describe as a 'human rights crisis' that victimizes tens of thousands of [...]

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U.N. Calls on Nigeria to Tackle Teens Reproductive Health CRR and WARDC Urge Immediate Action

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and its partners in Nigeria Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) strongly urged the government of Nigeria to take immediate steps to follow recommendations from the [...]

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Manila City’s Contraception Ban

In 2000, Executive Order 003 was introduced by former Mayor José "Lito" Atienza of Manila City. It effectively prohibits the use and provision of modern contraception. Because of the contraception ban, public health centers in Manila [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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