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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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Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula

Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula The Center for Reproductive rights welcomes a ruling by the Sindh High Court in Pakistan directing the government to implement measures to provide access to [...]

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Nepal Enacts Legislation to Protect Women’s Rights to Bodily Autonomy

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes Nepal's official enactment of the “Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act, 2018” (RH Act). The act has been endorsed by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari of Nepal, [...]

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Ensuring Reproductive Rights: Reform to Address Women’s and Girls’ Need for Abortion After 20 Weeks in India

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of India denied a medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) to Z., a 35-year old woman from Patna, Bihar living with HIV who became pregnant as a result of rape. [...]

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Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula

Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula The high court in Pakistan’s Sindh region is facing the country’s first case to seek recognition of the widespread incidence of obstetric fistula as a violation of women’s fundamental [...]

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Unnecessary Suffering

Unnecessary Suffering A new case filing in the Sindh province of Pakistan demands that the government take immediate action to help thousands of women afflicted each year with obstetric fistula. During what should have been [...]

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China to End One-Child Policy

China to End One-Child Policy (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Chinese government announced plans to allow all married couples to have two children—ending the decades old one-child policy. This move away from the one-child policy is [...]

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Pakistani High Court Calls for Response to Allegations Women Are Denied Maternal Health Services

Pakistani High Court Calls for Response to Allegations Women Are Denied Maternal Health Services (PRESS RELEASE) Today  the High Court of Sindh ordered the government of Sindh  to respond by September 29 to a petition [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Syed & Others v. Province of Sindh & Another (Pakistan High Court)

High Court in Pakistan Orders Government to Provide Access to Obstetric Fistula Care in Sindh Province  (Updated 03.18.21) A High Court in Pakistan ordered the government to implement measures to provide access to obstetric fistula care in [...]

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City of Manila Health Official Apologizes for the Denial of Reproductive Health Services and Violations Against Women

City of Manila Health Official Apologizes for the Denial of Reproductive Health Services and Violations Against Women (PRESS RELEASE) This week, a Manila City Health Office official has apologized for the barriers facing women with unplanned [...]

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LA Times Op-Ed: Anti-Choice TRAP Laws Exposed

LA Times Op-Ed: Anti-Choice TRAP Laws Exposed Anti-choice state legislation has been alarmingly successful at limiting abortion access across the country over the last few years, writes CUNY Law Professor Caitlin Borgmann in an incisive [...]

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Spotlight on India Sterilization “Camps”

Spotlight on India Sterilization “Camps” A recent Wall Street Journal article takes a look at some of the big-picture issues around the recent tragedy in Bilaspur, India, where 13 women died and dozens of others [...]

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ICPD and Human Rights: 20 Years of Advancing Reproductive Rights though UN Treaty Bodies and Legal Reform

The ICPD and Human Rights fact sheets examine the progress states have made over the past twenty years fulfilling the commitments made in the ICPD Programme of Action. They highlight the extensive developments in international [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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