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Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR card link

Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

Black Maternal Health Week is April 11-17

As the U.S. faces a maternal health crisis, with Black women three times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy complications, the Center for Reproductive Rights has partnered to sponsor Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17—a seven-day series aimed at raising awareness, inspiring activism, and strengthening organizing for Black maternal health.

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,Story

Center Spotlight: Jennifer Jacoby Talks U.S. Maternal Health

Jennifer Jacoby is well-versed in racial bias in the U.S. maternal health care system and the unconscionably poor health outcomes that result from that bias. Guiding her each day, she says, are some stark and [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,News

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

Center Advocacy Efforts Will Help Improve Maternal Health in Georgia

Law Enacted to Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage Aims to Reduce Maternal Mortality, Racial Disparity Advocacy efforts by the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners helped lead to the enactment of a new law in [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),News
African Commission to Hear Case on Maternal Deaths Brought by the Center and Partners card link

African Commission to Hear Case on Maternal Deaths Brought by the Center and Partners

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has agreed to hear a maternal mortality complaint against Nigeria in a case brought by the Dullah Omar Institute of the University of the Western Cape, the [...]

Maternal Mortality,African Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights

UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes and firmly supports the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s General [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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

Trump Administration’s Unconstitutional Contraception Rules Blocked by Federal Court

Trump Administration’s Unconstitutional Contraception Rules Blocked by Federal Court (PRESS RELEASE) - In a victory for women’s health and reproductive rights, a federal judge in Pennsylvania today blocked the Trump administration from enforcing interim final rules [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,News

Over a Half-Million Public Comments from Across the Country Submitted Opposing Trump Administration Rules Threatening Access to Contraception

Over a Half-Million Public Comments from Across the Country Submitted Opposing Contraception Rules Reproductive Rights Groups, Members of Congress and Allies Delivered Massive Wave of Public Comments on Meaningful Impact Contraception Coverage Has Had on [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,News

Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, on yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court order allowing the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect pending the legal challenges

Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, U.S. Supreme Court RE: Travel Ban (PRESS RELEASE) - “We are deeply dismayed that the Supreme Court has allowed this discriminatory travel ban [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,News

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Commencement of Confirmation Hearings on Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Senate began its confirmation hearings on Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), President Trump’s choice to fill a post vacated by Tom Price, who resigned following an [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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