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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 [...]

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Nepal Enacts Legislation to Protect Women’s Rights to Bodily Autonomy

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes Nepal's official enactment of the “Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act, 2018” (RH Act). The act has been endorsed by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari of Nepal, [...]

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Civil Society Welcomes Landmark Resolution on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity and Human Rights at the Human Rights Council

The Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Global Justice Center, Arrow, Rutgers, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, Plan International, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, [...]

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Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services

Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services (PRESS RELEASE)The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today called on Poland to immediately put [...]

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Joint submission to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers regarding implementation of P&S v. Poland (2018)

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Joint Statement: Welcoming the Gains of Women’s and Girl’s Rights at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council

The Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Association for Progressive Communications, the International Service for Human Rights, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, the World Young Women Christian Association welcome the major [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights’ Statement Following U.S. Withdrawal From United Nations Human Rights Council

Center for Reproductive Rights' Statement Following U.S. Withdrawal From United Nations Human Rights Council Center for Reproductive Rights' statement following U.S. withdrawal from United Nations Human Rights Council. "The Center for Reproductive Rights is deeply [...]

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Addressing Medical Professionals’ Refusals to Provide Abortion Care on Grounds of Conscience or Religion

In many European countries where abortion is legal, domestic laws and regulations allow medical professionals to refuse to provide abortion care or other forms of reproductive health care on grounds of conscience or religion. However, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns State Department for Dropping Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns State Department for Dropping Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports New reports strip analysis of reproductive health and rights around the world, signaling clear disregard for women and girls (PRESS [...]

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Rights of the Child in Humanitarian Settings: A Missed Opportunity

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its international partners produced a statement on the protection of the rights of the child in humanitarian situations for the 37th session of the Human Rights Council. The resolution [...]

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Over 200 Sexual Reproductive Right’s NGOs Call for Polish Parliament to Protect Women’s Health and Rights

Proposed Bill Continues Roll Back on Reproductive Rights Poland’s Parliament should listen to the voices of women across Poland and reject a regressive legislative proposal that would erode reproductive rights, over 200 human and women’s [...]

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Joint Civil Society Statement: Polish Parliament Must Protect Women’s Health and Rights

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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