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New Report Examines Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Five African Countries card link

New Report Examines Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Five African Countries

A new report, published by a consortium including the Center for Reproductive Rights, examined the impact of the pandemic in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda. The study reveals that women and girls living with low incomes have faced multiple barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services since the onset of the pandemic.  

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Report: Poor Policies Contributed to Spike in Unintended Pregnancies and Unsafe Abortions at the Height of COVID-19 Pandemic in Five African Countries

NAIROBI, 19 May 2022- A new report reveals that women and girls from households living on lower incomes in five African countries faced multiple barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services at the [...]

SRHR General,Africa, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,Press Releases

High Court of Kenya in Malindi Ruling in PAK and Salim Mohammed vs. the Attorney General and 3 others

In this ruling on March 24, 2022, the High Court of Kenya in Malindi affirmed the right to abortion under the Constitution and directed Parliament to enact reforms. The ruling was in the case, PAK [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,Case Document

Kenyan High Court Affirms the Right to Abortion Under the Constitution and Directs Parliament to Enact Reforms

Landmark ruling in case defending a minor and a clinician will protect patients and providers from arrest and prosecution for seeking and providing abortion services.

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,Story

High Court Judgement in Malindi Protects Women, Girls and Healthcare Providers from Arbitrary Abortion-Related Arrests and Prosecutions

In a landmark ruling today, the High Court of Malindi strongly affirmed that abortion care is a fundamental right under the Constitution of Kenya and that arbitrary arrests and prosecution of patients and healthcare providers [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,News
In Op-ed, the Center’s Evelyne Opondo Calls on Kenya to Stop the Harassment of Women and Girls Seeking Abortion Care card link

In Op-ed, the Center’s Evelyne Opondo Calls on Kenya to Stop the Harassment of Women and Girls Seeking Abortion Care

The Kenyan government must align its penal code with the 2010 Constitution, says the Center’s Evelyne Opondo

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Story

Abortion Services in Kenya

The Constitution of Kenya guarantees the right of women and girls to access abortion services when, in the opinion of a health care professional, the pregnancy threatens the life and health of the pregnant person. [...]

Abortion,Kenya,In the Courts,Uncategorized

New Program in Africa to Improve Adolescents’ Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and Rights

“SHE SOARS” project is expected to reach more than 200,000 out-of-school girls In Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia.

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia,Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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The Misalignment Between Kenya’s Constitution and the Penal Code on Access to Reproductive Health Care

The case of PAK and Salim Mohammed v. Attorney General and Three Others, Malindi High Court

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,Fact Sheets

Report Highlights Lack of Access to SRHR Information in Kenya

A new report by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH) finds that women and girls in Kenya lack access to comprehensive information on sexual and reproductive health [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception,Africa, Kenya,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

New Report: Women and Girls in Kenya Lack Access to Comprehensive Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Despite Constitutional Framework

NAIROBI, 06.17.2021 (Press Release): A new report finds that women and girls in Kenya lack access to comprehensive information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) despite the country’s constitutional framework guaranteeing reproductive health [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Contraception,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,Press Releases

Access to SRHR Information by Women and Girls in Kenya

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partner, Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH), have launched a new report titled Access to SRHR Information by Women and Girls in Kenya: Assessment of Nairobi, Bungoma, Homabay, [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Addressing Disrespect and Abuse in Maternal Health Care Facilities in Kenya

The Center for Reproductive Rights secured a win in two landmark cases that sought to hold the government of Kenya accountable for the detention, disrespect and abuse of women seeking maternal health services in public health [...]

Maternal Health,Kenya,In the Courts,Uncategorized

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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