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Nuestro Texas is a major effort that seeks to mobilize women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley to fight for their health and human rights. Ida was getting “desperate.” The mother of two had received a [...]

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Public Funding, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, United States,Reporting on Rights,News

Brazilian Lawmakers Hear Testimony Regarding Discrimination Against Women Seeking Maternal Health Care

Brazilian Lawmakers Hear Testimony Regarding Discrimination Against Women Seeking Maternal Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) Two years after the United Nations declared Brazil responsible for the death of an Afro-Brazilian woman —calling on the State to provide [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

The Irish Times: Irish women forced to travel for abortions to take cases to UN

The Irish Times: Irish women forced to travel for abortions to take cases to UN By Kitty Holland Three women who were forced to travel to Britain to terminate their pregnancies following diagnoses that their [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Center in the Spotlight

Maternal Mortality and the Decriminalization of Abortion at the Human Rights Council

Maternal Mortality and the Decriminalization of Abortion at the Human Rights Council The UN Human Rights Council gathered for its 24th session in Geneva, from September 9-27, 2013, bringing together human rights activists, civil society [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Center in the Spotlight

New U.N. Report Links Adolescent Pregnancy to Human Rights Failures, Calls on States to Address Range of Contributing Issues

U.N. Report Links Adolescent Pregnancy to Human Rights Failures, Calls on States to Address Contributing Issues (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights commended the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today for linking adolescent pregnancy [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Maternal Health,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

The Guardian: Controversial Texas anti-abortion law blocked by federal judge

The Guardian: Controversial Texas anti-abortion law blocked by federal judge Key provision of bill HB2, a requirement for abortion providers to have hospital admit privileges, ruled unconstitutional A federal judge has blocked part of the [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,United States,In the Courts,Center in the Spotlight

Maternal Mortality: Implementation and Accountability

Maternal Mortality: Implementation and Accountability Guidance on Using a Human Rights Approach in the Context of the Post 2015 Agenda As the world moves forward with negotiating a post 2015 development agenda, this event will [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

New Report Highlights 16 Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights from the Supreme Court of Nepal

New Report Highlights 16 Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights from the Supreme Court of Nepal “Supreme Court’s Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights,” launched in June 2013, is the latest publication from the Asia [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

The Hill: Far from home, Peace Corps volunteers deserve equal reproductive health care coverage

The Hill: Peace Corps volunteers deserve equal reproductive health care coverage By Julianna Gonen "Buried within the labyrinth that is the Congressional appropriations process lies a federal policy that has been discriminating against, harming, and [...]

Abortion, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,Center in the Spotlight

The Guardian: El Salvador abortion controversy shows lack of progress on Cairo agenda

The Guardian: El Salvador abortion controversy shows lack of progress on Cairo agenda by Luisa Cabal, Vice President of Programs "The treatment of a 22-year-old pregnant woman in El Salvador who was repeatedly denied potentially [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

The Scars of Torture

The Scars of Torture After a woman suffers painful and terrifying complications during the last hours of childbirth, the worst is usually over for her. That wasn't the case for Maimuna, one of scores of [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Going on Offense

Going on Offense On Capitol Hill, in the space of just a few hours, it's possible to witness some of the ugliest hostility toward women's reproductive rights in close proximity to the inspired conviction of [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,News

ACS Reproductive Rights and Justice Award

ACS Reproductive Rights and Justice Award On June 13, 2013, the Center for Reproductive Rights, in partnership with the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), presented the first annual ACS Reproductive Rights and [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health,United States,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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