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Webinar on Legal and Practical Barriers to Self-Managed Abortion Scheduled for October 3 card link

Webinar on Legal and Practical Barriers to Self-Managed Abortion Scheduled for October 3

Register today and hear from experts across the globe.

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,Global,Reporting on Rights,Story

Washington Post Op-ed Counters Claims that U.S. Abortion Restrictions Are Aligned with European Laws

Leah Hoctor, the Center's senior regional director for Europe, calls claims by Senator Lindsey Graham and others "simply untrue."

Abortion,Europe, United States,Reporting on Rights,Story

Opinion: U.S. abortion restrictions absolutely do not align with European law

The Center's Leah Hoctor, senior regional director for Europe and an expert on international and comparative European law on abortion, wrote this Washington Post opinion piece to counter claims made by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham [...]

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U.S. Abortion Laws in Global Context (Fact Sheet)

In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, an onslaught of abortion bans have gone into effect throughout the U.S. Half of U.S. states are currently poised [...]

Abortion,United States, Global,Reporting on Rights,Publications

African Committee Recommends Tanzania Reform Policies That Barred Pregnant Girls from School

Ruling by ACERWC in case brought by the Center and its partner marks a victory for adolescent girls in Tanzania and beyond.

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Tanzania, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story
ACERWC Ruling in Legal and Human Rights Centre and Centre for Reproductive Rights v United Republic of Tanzania card link

ACERWC Ruling in Legal and Human Rights Centre and Centre for Reproductive Rights v United Republic of Tanzania

On September 15, 2022, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) issued this decision, Communication No: 0012/Com/001/2019 Decision No 002/2022, in the case Legal and Human Rights Centre [...]

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Center’s Enid Muthoni Ndiga Joins Global Leaders at the Clinton Global Initiative Event

September 19 session with global leaders will address reproductive and maternal health.

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ACERWC Recommends Tanzania Reform Education Policy That Violates Rights of Pregnant and Married Adolescent Girls

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Sept 18, 2022: Today, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC, also “the Committee”), found that the United Republic of Tanzania violated multiple human rights and gender [...]

Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Global Trends: Abortion Rights 2022 card link

Global Trends: Abortion Rights 2022

An infographic showing the global trends in abortion rights.

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Michigan 1800s-Era Abortion Ban Struck Down  

A “friend of the court” brief filed by the Center challenged Michigan's abortion ban enacted before women and Black, Indigenous and other people of color had the right to vote.

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While Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Rush to Enforce State Bans, U.S. Senator Proposes Nationwide Abortion Ban

The ban “exposes the pretext that reversing Roe v. Wade was about letting each state decide its own laws.” --Nancy Northup

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Federal Abortion Ban Proposed in Senate

09.14.2022 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Yesterday, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a nationwide ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Senator Graham has falsely claimed that the ban would put the U.S. in line with European countries. Statement [...]

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Legal and Policy Barriers to Self-Managed Abortion (Report)

We envision a world where individuals seeking abortion care can exercise full reproductive autonomy without any impediments or gatekeepers. This includes the ability of individuals to have self-managed abortions, which are those performed through self-care [...]

Abortion,Global,Reporting on Rights,Fact Sheets

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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