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Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Center condemns the continued use of sexual violence as a tactic of war in many contexts around the world.

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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 [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund

Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund Latest attack on reproductive health services threatens programs to reduce unintended pregnancies and prevent child marriages (PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.S. State Department announced its [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,United States, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In Washington D.C.,News

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

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 [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

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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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 [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Council of Europe Finds Evidence of Forced Sterilization of Romani Women in Slovakia

Commissioner for Human Rights Calls on Slovak Government to Accept Responsibility for Failing to Protect Women from Illegal Sterilizations and to Enact Laws to End Practice On October 29, the Commissioner for Human Rights of [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Slovakia, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,News

Slovak Investigation Covers Up Human Rights Abuses

At the conclusion of a criminal investigation tainted by strong-arm tactics, the Slovak Deputy Prime Minister of Human Rights and Minorities Pál Csáky rejected the findings of a human rights report that documented 110 cases [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Slovakia, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,News

International Human Rights Settlement Expected to Improve Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care in Peru

Policy Changes Come After Coerced Sterilization Case that Ended in Death Yesterday, the government of Peru signed an agreement before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that should bring about sweeping changes in Peru's [...]

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Romani Women Subject to Forced Sterilization in Slovakia

Rights Violated by Health Care System New York, NY – Romani women are being coerced or forced to undergo sterilization procedures in eastern Slovakia’s government-run health facilities, according to a new report released today by [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Romania, Slovakia,Reporting on Rights,News

Rights Groups Target Maternal Death in Mali

New Report Asserts Women’s Human Right to Survive Pregnancy and Childbirth Reproductive rights groups in Africa and the US are calling upon the government of Mali to protect the lives of pregnant women, according to [...]

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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