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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 [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture

U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture (PRESS RELEASE) Child marriage, forced pregnancy testing in schools, abuse of women seeking maternal health services and restrictive abortion laws can amount [...]

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Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women And Girls Central to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women And Girls Central to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (PRESS RELEASE) Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is at the crux of 17 goals in [...]

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Global NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at Birth

Global NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at Birth (PRESS RELEASE) More than 50 NGOs are calling upon the U.N. Human Rights Committee (U.N. HRC) to reinforce and [...]

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United Nations Committee Examines U.S. Record On Torture

United Nations Committee Examines U.S. Record On Torture Center for Reproductive Rights Raises Violations of Reproductive Rights for Immigrant Women and Women of Color (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee against Torture meets in Geneva [...]

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We Can Be Moved

From Ferguson to Geneva in search of reproductive justice. Join us for "Vote for Our Lives: What's at Stake for Black Women's Health", a Twitter chat with Ebony Magazine and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive [...]

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United Nations Calls on Governments to Promote Safe Pregnancy and Child Birth

United Nations Calls on Governments to Promote Safe Pregnancy and Child Birth U.N. Human Rights Council Passes 5th Resolution to Address Preventable Maternal Deaths (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Right Council unanimously passed its fifth [...]

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Spotlighting Racial Bias

In LaKeisha’s hometown of Atlanta, African American women die in childbirth at a rate more than three times the national average. Following an emergency c-section, LaKeisha experienced a brush with this unsettling statistic when she [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Maternal Mortality: Implementation and Accountability

Maternal Mortality: Implementation and Accountability Guidance on Using a Human Rights Approach in the Context of the Post 2015 Agenda As the world moves forward with negotiating a post 2015 development agenda, this event will [...]

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CEDAW Committee addresses a wide range of reproductive rights violations in its review of Pakistan

CEDAW Committee addresses a wide range of reproductive rights violations in its review of Pakistan The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) recently issued concluding observations from its February review of [...]

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Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms

Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms In August, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) regarding sexual and reproductive [...]

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Time for Action

Brazil: Time for Action In August 2011, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) struck a blow for women worldwide when it recognized—in the first preventable maternal death case to [...]

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Human Rights Day 2011

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” That’s the first sentence of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations 63 years ago on [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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