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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

Carey v. Maricopa County

In this action, CRR represents Dr. J. Christopher Carey as part of our ongoing efforts to protect the ability of physicians to obtain abortion training, and to perform abortion procedures without undue government interference. Filing [...]

Abortion, Censorship, Medical Education,United States,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

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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

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: Family Planning is a Human Right

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 [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Sex Education, Contraception, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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