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Kalyani Meena v. Union of India & Ors

The Center filed a memorandum of support for Kalyani Meena v. Union of India &, Ors, a case developed in collaboration with the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) of India in 2008 to address the overwhelming [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Case

Centre for Health and Resource Management v. The State of Bihar & Others (2009)

Attorneys from HRLN conducted a fact-finding mission in 2010 that led to the subsequent withdrawal of the case in favor of refiling based on fresh evidence documenting reproductive rights violations in Bihar. For more information [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case

Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity and Human Rights

The Human Rights Council at its 11th regular session adopted a landmark resolution on "Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights." In this resolution, governments express grave concern for the unacceptably high rates of [...]

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

Combating Maternal Mortality: Why Bring Human Rights Into the Picture?

As part of our efforts for the approval of the Human Rights Resolution, "Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity and Human Rights," that was adopted at the 11th session of the Human Rights Council, the Center [...]

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

Human Rights Council Recognizes Maternal Mortality as a Pressing Human Rights Concern

Governments commit to promoting women and girls’ health and rights Geneva - Today, the Human Rights Council at its eleventh regular session adopted a landmark resolution on “Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights.” [...]

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

Réclamons nos droits: Survivre à la grossesse et à l’accouchement au Mali

Réclamons nos droits: Survivre à la grossesse et à l’accouchement au Mali2003 MATERNITÉ SANS RISQUE

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

India: Take Action on Safe Motherhood Day

April 11 is National Safe Motherhood Day in India.  On this day, the Center for Reproductive Rights calls on India to take urgent measures to reduce the country’s staggering number of maternal deaths and injuries. [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts

Shadow Letter to CESCR on Brazil (2009)

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for its review of Brazil during its 42nd Session in May 2009. The letter discusses the issue [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Maternal Mortality in India: A Human Rights Crisis

In a new report, the Center for Reproductive Rights calls for legal action in response to India's staggering maternal mortality problem. Despite the country's growing economy and an ambitious rural health initiative, over 100,000 women [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,News

Bringing Rights to Bear: Preventing Maternal Mortality and Ensuring Safe Pregnancy

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 [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

CRR’s Maternal Mortality Brochure

International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

IIMMHR Call to Global Leaders

Call to global leaders on maternal health as a human right

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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