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Concluding Observations: Brazil_CEDAW_2007_English

Concluding Observations: Brazil_CEDAW_2007_English

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

UN to Ecuador: Stop Violence against Girls and Reduce Maternal Deaths

A key United Nations human rights body, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee), is urging Ecuador to curb sexual violence against girls in schools.  The issue was highlighted by a [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,At the United Nations

P. and S. v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights)

European Court of Human Rights Sets Standards for the Rights of Adolescents to Reproductive Health Services  (Updated 04.01.21) The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated an adolescent’s human rights when her access to a legal [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Right to Care, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Poland,In the Courts,Case

Shadow Letter to CESCR on Nicaragua (2008)

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for its review of Nicaragua during its 41st Session in November 2008. The letter discusses Nicaragua's complete [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Nicaragua,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Letter to UN HRC on Nicaragua (2008)

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee for its review of Nicaragua during its 94th Session in October 2008. The letter discusses Nicaragua's complete ban on abortion and [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Nicaragua,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Indian Activist Sues State for Neglecting Maternal Mortality

A public health activist in India has taken the state of Madhya Pradesh to court over the staggering number of women in the state who die during pregnancy and childbirth. The public interest lawsuit was [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World

Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

In Nigeria, pregnant women just hours from giving birth travel unprotected on motorbikes instead of ambulances. Other women go around maternity wards begging for money to pay hospital fees. ,This shouldn't be happening in Nigeria: [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Nigeria,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,News

No Relief for HIV-Positive Women in Kenya

Women living with HIV in Kenya who seek medical care suffer multiple human rights violations and encounter daunting barriers to quality healthcare. At Risk: Rights Violations of HIV-Positive Women in Kenyan Health Facilities, a new [...]

HIV/AIDS, Right to Care,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

At Risk: Rights Violations of HIV-Positive Women in Kenyan Health Facilities card link

At Risk: Rights Violations of HIV-Positive Women in Kenyan Health Facilities

Women living with HIV in Kenya who seek medical care suffer multiple human rights violations and encounter daunting barriers to quality healthcare. The Center will highlight findings from its new report At Risk: Rights Violations [...]

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Linking HIV and Reproductive Rights

The Center Spotlights Reproductive Rights at the XVII International AIDS Conference Human rights, including reproductive rights, must be at the center of the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Center for Reproductive Rights will be taking that [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Africa, Kenya, Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers,News

Pregnant Women in Nigeria Die Due to Government Negligence, According to Center for Reproductive Rights’ New Report

Almost 60,000 women die every year in Nigeria from preventable pregnancy-related causes because the oil-rich country has failed to implement and enforce its own policies on maternal health, according to a new report published by [...]

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

Broken Promises: Human Rights, Accountability, and Maternal Death in Nigeria

Broken Promises: Human Rights, Accountability, and Maternal Death in Nigeria, a new report by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Women Advocates Resource and Documentation Centre, illustrates the systematic failure of the Nigerian government to [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Nigeria,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Bringing Rights to Bear: Human Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs)

The Center has completed updating one of its signature publications, Bringing Rights to Bear. Initially published in 2002, Bringing Rights to Bear takes a long, hard look at the thousands of comments, statements, and recommendations [...]

HIV/AIDS,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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