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New Resource Provides State Policy Recommendations for Advancing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

New Resource Provides State Policy Recommendations for Advancing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Nearly 60 organizations release proactive vision to support women’s health in U.S. (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights—along with a broad [...]

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U.N. Committee Denounces Romania for Denying Women Reproductive Health Care

U.N. Committee Denounces Romania for Denying Women Reproductive Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Romanian government to revise its laws and policies [...]

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No Health Care for New Class of Immigrants

No Health Care for New Class of Immigrants A recent piece in the New York Times takes a look at the scope of President Obama’s bold Executive Order on immigration, which promises to shield up [...]

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Black Women’s Health: A Twitter Chat with SisterSong and Ebony

Black Women’s Health: A Twitter Chat with SisterSong and Ebony How do racial disparities in health care affect women of color? This week, Ebony magazine took on the complex topic by hosting a Twitter chat [...]

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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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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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Women’s Health Advocates Call on United States to Address Widespread Discrimination in Health Care

Women’s Health Advocates Call on United States to Address Widespread Discrimination in Health Care New report presented during U.S. review before United Nations committee exposes massive gaps in maternal health care, reproductive health services (PRESS [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Mind Boggling

Peace Corps volunteers risk their lives to serve, but Congress refuses to give them the same health coverage as other federal employees. When Peace Corps Volunteer Christine Carcano was raped during her service in Peru, [...]

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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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The Economist: Fertile grounds for hope

The Economist: Fertile grounds for hope Evelyne Opondo * SIR - Although it is true that modern contraception could play an important role in lowering birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa, governments must ensure that women [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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