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In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results. Keep up the momentum in 2015. Donate today. Here are [...]

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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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Preventing Maternal Death

In the vast majority of cases, maternal mortality is completely preventable. Why are 800 women a day still dying from pregnancy complications? Maureen, a maternal health advocate in Uganda, remembers losing her cousin—a young woman [...]

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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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From Risk to Rights: Realizing States’ Obligations to Prevent and Address Maternal Mortality

During the past several decades, sexual and reproductive rights advocates have transformed the global community’s understanding of maternal mortality and morbidity, framing it as a clear violation of women’s fundamental human rights. This change has [...]

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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 Injustice: Racial and Gender Discrimination in U.S. Health Care

When it ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), the United States committed to ensure the right to health care free from all forms of racial discrimination to [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Alyne v. Brazil: Case of Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira (“Alyne”) v. Brazil

Alyne, una Afro-Brasilera de 28 años murió por complicaciones de un embarazo después de que un centro de salud privado y luego un centro de salud público le negaran atención de calidad de salud materna. [...]

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Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage

Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage Manuela’s story is the stuff of nightmares. The young mother from El Salvador had not been feeling well for several years. She sought medical attention for what seemed [...]

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Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court

Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court (PRESS RELEASE) The case of Josephine Majani, whose story of being physically and verbally abused by nurses and repeatedly [...]

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Brazilian Government Gives Monetary Reparations As Part of Historic United Nations Maternal Death Case

Brazilian Government Gives Monetary Reparations As Part of Historic United Nations Maternal Death Case (PRESS RELEASE) In a ceremony today, the Brazilian government gave monetary reparations to Maria Lourdes da Silva Pimentel, the mother of [...]

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Women’s Rights in the Dominican Republic Take Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Women's Rights in the Dominican Republic Take Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C. on women’s rights issues, including discrimination, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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