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Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women)

UN Committee Establishes States’ Obligation to Address Maternal Mortality   (Updated 3.18.21) In the first-ever maternal mortality case decided by an international human rights body, the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,In the Courts,Case

Rio Family Takes on Brazil Government for Death of Pregnant Daughter

Center for Reproductive Rights and ADVOCACI file Petition with United Nations for Human Rights Violations Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Citizens' Advocacy for Human Rights (ADVOCACI) filed a case in the United Nations [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,In the Courts,News

Women Suffer Decades of Abuse in Kenya’s Health Facilities, According to New Fact-Finding Report

For decades, women seeking maternity services in health facilities across Kenya have suffered serious human rights violations -- including verbal attacks, sexual assault, flagrant neglect and filthy conditions -- often while giving birth, according to [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,News

Lakshmi v. Government of Nepal (Supreme Court of Nepal)

Nepal’s Supreme Court Orders Access to Legal Abortion Services   (Updated 3.18.21) Nepal’s Supreme Court concluded that the government must guarantee access to safe and affordable abortion services. The court ordered Nepal to adopt a comprehensive abortion law establishing a national [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case

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