Advanced Search

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

Center for Reproductive Rights Opens New Regional Office in Colombia

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced the opening of its new regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Bogotá, Colombia. The Center has worked in the region for fifteen years, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights

CRR in the Field: Alisha Bjerregaard

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

U.N. Calls on Nigeria to Tackle Teens Reproductive Health CRR and WARDC Urge Immediate Action

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and its partners in Nigeria Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) strongly urged the government of Nigeria to take immediate steps to follow recommendations from the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Nigeria, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Uncategorized

Decline in Maternal Mortality Welcome, but Suffering Persists

By Ximena Andión Ibañez, International Advocacy Director An article in the recent  Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, announced a global decrease in maternal deaths from 526,300 in 1980 to 342,900 in 2008. The Center [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Nigeria, Asia, India, Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,In the Courts, At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Civil Society in Central America, Mexico and the Spanish-Speaking Carribean Meet with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

(Guatemala City - Guatemala, March 23) United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Anand Grover, visited Guatemala City on March 22 and 23 [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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