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Submission to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Maternal Mortality, Morbidity and Human Rights

Submission to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the preparation of the thematic study on Maternal Mortality, Morbidity and Human Rights This submission responds to the OHCHR Note Verbale's [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Report on the United States’ Compliance with Its Human Rights Obligations In the Area of Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health

The United Nations Human Rights Council has introduced a process designed to review countries’ compliance with human rights obligations as contained in (1) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (2) the United Nations Charter, (3) [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,United States,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,Documents

Letter to President Barack Obama: Family Planning and Contraception Are Essential to Maternal and Child Health

Dear President Obama: I am writing as a representative of the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center), an international non-governmental organization that uses constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive freedom worldwide. The Center [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Family Planning and Contraception Are Essential to Maternal and Child Health

Dear Secretary Clinton: I am writing as a representative of the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center), an international non-governmental organization that uses constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive freedom worldwide. The Center [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Joint Letter to Melanne Verveer: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

  March 10, 2010 Ambassador-at-Large Melanne Verveer Global Women's Issues United States Department of State Washington, DC We, the undersigned representatives of women's, youth, and sexual and reproductive health and rights organizations would like to [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Concluding Observations: Egypt_CEDAW_2009_English

In 2009, the Center, in collaboration with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) submitted a shadow letter to the CEDAW Committee highlighting Egypt’s failure to promote and protect women’s sexual and reproductive rights.  The [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa,At the United Nations,Documents

Shadow Letter: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Egypt (CEDAW)

In 2009, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the CEDAW Committee on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights in Egypt, in preparation for the Committee's review of Egypt at its 45th session. The [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

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