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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

On the 10th Anniversary of Kenya’s Constitution, Center Report Urges Government to Enforce Abortion Rights Protections

Each year in Kenya, more than 2,500 women and girls die from unsafe abortions—despite the fact that the government legalized abortion under specific circumstances a decade ago in its Constitution. Currently, unsafe abortions are a [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Kenya,Reporting on Rights,News

A Decade of Existence: Revealing Progress, Reversals, and Betrayal of a National Compromise

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Kenya,Reporting on Rights,Publications

The Center Releases New Report on Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Nigerian Conflict Zones

Since 2018, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners at the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) have studied and documented the effects of the Boko Haram conflict on the sexual and reproductive health [...]

Humanitarian Settings, Maternal Health,Nigeria,Reporting on Rights,News

Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Nigeria,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania

The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania (PRESS RELEASE) Five schoolgirls who became pregnant and their parents were [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,News

Kenyan Government: Stop Sexual Violence

In the aftermath of the chaotic presidential election results in Kenya in early August and again in October, more than 50 accounts of rape and sexual violence have been identified throughout Kenya—including gang rape and beatings [...]

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Detention and Abuse of Women Seeking Maternal Health Services

On September 17, 2015, the High Court of Kenya issued a groundbreaking judgment in the case of Millicent Awuor (Maimuna) &, Margaret Anyoso Oliele v. Attorney General and others, Constitutional Petition No. 562 of 2012. [...]

Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture

U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture (PRESS RELEASE) Child marriage, forced pregnancy testing in schools, abuse of women seeking maternal health services and restrictive abortion laws can amount [...]

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Concluding Observations and Recommendations on the 5th Periodic State Report of the Republic of Uganda (2010-2012)

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Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Censorship, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health,Africa, Uganda,Engaging Policymakers,Documents

The Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Uganda Shadow Letter

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Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Censorship, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health,Africa, Uganda,Engaging Policymakers,Documents

Millicent Awuor Maimuna & Margaret Anyoso Oliele v. Attorney General and others, Constitutional Petition No. 562 of 2012, High Court of Kenya

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Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Case of Illegal Detention and Death of Woman at Hospital Heads to High Court of Nigeria

Case of Illegal Detention and Death of Woman at Hospital Heads to High Court of Nigeria (PRESS RELEASE) A Nigerian hospital illegally detained a woman who could not pay for the maternal health services she [...]

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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