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European governments must ensure safe and timely access to abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Joint civil society statement   The COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis is presenting grave challenges for health care systems across Europe. As European countries work to address the pandemic, protect their populations, and meet [...]

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IN THE FACE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC, SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES ARE ESSENTIAL

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe – pushing healthcare systems to their limits and compelling governments and healthcare institutions to make difficult and increasingly urgent decisions about how to deliver care [...]

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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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Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates gathered in Washington D.C. for a hearing in the case of F.S., a Chilean woman [...]

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New House and Senate Bills Would Repeal Trump’s Global Gag Rule

(PRESS RELEASE) New federal legislation was introduced today in the U.S. House and Senate that would legislatively rescind Trump’s Global Gag Rule, a presidential memorandum signed by Donald Trump yesterday that prohibits U.S.-supported overseas groups [...]

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Trump Orders Global Gag Rule, Cuts Off Vital, Safe Abortion Services For Women

(PRESS RELEASE) As one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump imposed a sweeping new policy that restricts access to safe abortion services for women worldwide. Trump’s Global Gag Rule dictates that U.S.-supported international [...]

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Inter-American Commission Orders Paraguay to Provide Immediate Medical Care to 10-year Old Pregnant Rape Survivor

Inter-american Commission Orders Paraguay to Provide Immediate Medical Care to 10-year Old Pregnant Rape Survivor (PRESS RELEASE) After global outcry over the case of a 10-year-old rape survivor who was unable to access a medically [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Council Grills U.S. on Reproductive Rights

U.N. Human Rights Council Grills U.S. on Reproductive Rights Governments question U.S. for denying foreign assistance to women in need of safe abortion services (PRESS RELEASE) Governments this week asked the United States to explain [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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U.N. Committee Denounces Romania for Denying Women Reproductive Health Care

U.N. Committee Denounces Romania for Denying Women Reproductive Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Romanian government to revise its laws and policies [...]

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United Nations Committee Examines U.S. Record On Torture

United Nations Committee Examines U.S. Record On Torture Center for Reproductive Rights Raises Violations of Reproductive Rights for Immigrant Women and Women of Color (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee against Torture meets in Geneva [...]

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United Nations Calls on Governments to Promote Safe Pregnancy and Child Birth

United Nations Calls on Governments to Promote Safe Pregnancy and Child Birth U.N. Human Rights Council Passes 5th Resolution to Address Preventable Maternal Deaths (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Right Council unanimously passed its fifth [...]

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Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court

Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court (PRESS RELEASE) The case of Josephine Majani, whose story of being physically and verbally abused by nurses and repeatedly [...]

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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 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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