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Inequality and Discrimination in Maternal Health in Europe

The Center for Reproductive Rights works with human rights defenders and civil society organizations across the region to address the entrenched discrimination and inequalities faced by marginalized groups in Europe in the sphere of sexual [...]

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EU Resolution Calls for Full Realization of SRHR in the EU

The European Parliament passed today a resolution affirming that sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are fundamental human rights that must be upheld by European Union (EU) Member States.

Abortion, Assisted Reproduction, Contraception, Maternal Health,Europe,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Replay Available: Roundtable on Migrant Women’s Access to Maternal Health Care in the EU

The video replay is now available for "Good Practices in Guaranteeing Undocumented Women’s Access to Health Care in the EU," a virtual roundtable hosted by the Center and its partner.

Maternal Health,Europe,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Story

Center to Host Roundtable on Migrant Women’s Access to Maternal Health Care in the EU

Please join the Center for Reproductive Rights on May 5 at 10:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) as it hosts a virtual roundtable on the barriers undocumented migrant women face when trying to access and afford maternal health care in the European Union (EU).

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Black Maternal Health Week is April 11-17

As the U.S. faces a maternal health crisis, with Black women three times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy complications, the Center for Reproductive Rights has partnered to sponsor Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17—a seven-day series aimed at raising awareness, inspiring activism, and strengthening organizing for Black maternal health.

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,Story

Statement from Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs at the Center for Reproductive Rights, on President Biden’s Proclamation on Black Maternal Health Week in the U.S.

Today, President Joe Biden took a momentous step and brought national awareness to the U.S. maternal health crisis disproportionately impacting Black mothers by signing a proclamation recognizing April 11 through April 17, 2021 as Black Maternal Health Week. The proclamation [...]

Maternal Health,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),News

U.S. Recommits to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the UN Human Rights Council

The Biden-Harris administration took a significant step forward last week in reversing the Trump administration’s harmful policies undermining gender equity and equality when it committed to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and around the world. The commitment, made March 17 before [...]

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On the Adoption of the Third U.S. Universal Periodic Review

On March 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsoring organizations made remarks at the UN Human Rights Council commending the United States for supporting recommendations related to sexual and reproductive rights received in [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Global Gag Rule, Maternal Health,United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Perilous Pregnancies: Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the EU (2020)

A report by the Center for Reproductive Rights on the barriers in access to affordable maternal health care for undocumented migrant women in the European Union. International public health guidelines stipulate that reducing maternal mortality [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Maternal Health & Rights Initiative

The Maternal Health & Rights Initiative promotes the human rights of pregnant, birthing, and postpartum people in the United States. Harnessing the power of law, policy, and strategic advocacy, the Initiative seeks to improve access [...]

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Center Cheers Reintroduction of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act in U.S. Congress

The Center for Reproductive Rights joined partner organizations to support today's reintroduction of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021—a package of 12 bills to advance inclusive and accessible maternal health care, especially for Black [...]

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Addressing Disrespect and Abuse in Maternal Health Care Facilities in Kenya

The Center for Reproductive Rights secured a win in two landmark cases that sought to hold the government of Kenya accountable for the detention, disrespect and abuse of women seeking maternal health services in public health [...]

Maternal Health,Kenya,In the Courts,Uncategorized

The Center’s Work in Pakistan

Obstetric Fistula Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula The forgotten, rejected and neglected women of Pakistan: Kiran’s story Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula COVID-19 Impact of COVID-19 on Reproductive Health [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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