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Safe Abortion Through Medical Abortion and Self-Management in Select Asian Countries

Published collaboratively by Center for Reproductive Rights and South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI), this paper outlines the existing public health standards and the current human rights standards on abortion including medical and self-managed abortions.

Abortion,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Nepal Agrees to Decriminalize Abortion and Protect SRHR

Nepal accepts recommendations from its Universal Periodic Review before the UN Human Rights Council to protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls.

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations,Story

The Center’s Work in Nepal

The Center has been working to advance reproductive health and rights in Nepal since 2000, including the landmark case Lakshmi v. Nepal that recognized abortion as a constitutional right.

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Nepal

The joint submission made by the Center and its local partners in July 2020 for Nepal's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council.

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive Health and Rights Related Decisions by the Supreme Court of Nepal (Nepali Version)

The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued several positive judgments and landmark decisions in the field of reproductive health and rights.  These judgments and decisions have helped ensure women’s reproductive health and rights under the [...]

Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case Document

Supreme Court of Nepal Decision: Lakshmi v. Government of Nepal

In a landmark decision issued on May 20, 2009, Nepal’s Supreme Court directed the government – specifically the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of [...]

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case Document

Amicus Work – Asia

Lakshmi v Government of Nepal Supreme Court of Nepal (2008) Issue: The petition challenged the Nepal government’s failure to ensure adequate access to safe abortion services despite the decriminalization of abortion on broad grounds in 2002. [...]

Asia, Nepal,Case Document

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Advocating for SRHR at the European Union and the Council of Europe

The Center for Reproductive Rights engages with European multilateral bodies and policy makers to advance respect and protection for sexual and reproductive health and rights. We work to ensure that European Union institutions address shortcomings [...]

Abortion,Europe, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers,Uncategorized

Decriminalization of Abortion in Nepal: Imperative to Uphold Women’s Rights

This fact sheet highlights continued criminalization of women for seeking abortion beyond prescribed legal conditions despite progressive legislation that came into force in 2018. The Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights (SMRHR) Act aims to respect, [...]

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

U.S. Recommits to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the UN Human Rights Council

The Biden-Harris administration took a significant step forward last week in reversing the Trump administration’s harmful policies undermining gender equity and equality when it committed to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and around the world. The commitment, made March 17 before [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Global Gag Rule, Maternal Health,United States, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers,Story

On the Adoption of the Third U.S. Universal Periodic Review

On March 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsoring organizations made remarks at the UN Human Rights Council commending the United States for supporting recommendations related to sexual and reproductive rights received in [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Global Gag Rule, Maternal Health,United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Submission on Poland to Committee of Ministers (January 2021)

01/29/21--The Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation for Women and Family Planning submit updated information to the Committee of Ministers regarding Poland’s implementation of three judgments of the European Court of Human Rights regarding access to [...]

Abortion,Europe, Poland, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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