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Teachers Service Commission v WJ & 5 others [2020] eKLR Court of Appeal of Kenya (2015) Issue: Whether the Teachers Service Commission is vicariously liable for alleged acts of sexual abuse against two students. Center [...]

Africa,Case Document

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

This fact sheet, titled "The Impact of the Misalignment Between Kenya's Constitution and the Penal Code on Access to Reproductive Health Care," discusses the case, PAK and Salim Mohammed v. Attorney General and Three Others, [...]

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

High Court of Malawi Clarifies Law on Abortion

BLANTYRE, 06.24.2021 - (Press Release): The Malawi High Court has reaffirmed the statutory protections for legal abortion under narrow circumstances. In its ruling, the court reiterated that despite the existing legal restrictions on access to [...]

Abortion,Africa, Malawi,In the Courts,Press Releases

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
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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

CM v. The Hospital Director of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital & The Minister of Health (High Court of Malawi)

High Court of Malawi Clarifies Law on Abortion (Updated 06.28.2021) On June 15 2021, the Malawi High Court reaffirmed the statutory protections for legal abortion. In its ruling, the court reiterated that despite the existing [...]

Abortion,Africa, Malawi,In the Courts,Case

Center Hosts Dialogue on Report About Reproductive Rights of Women and Girls in Nigeria

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners at the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) announced the release of a research report on sexual and reproductive rights in conflict settings at a recent event in Abuja, [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Africa, Nigeria,Reporting on Rights,Story

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Submission to UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls (Joint Submission by the Center and CARE International); 01/25/21

Ensuring rights-based accountability for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of refugee and host community women and girls affected by crisis in northern Uganda The Center for Reproductive Rights and CARE International presented this submission [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Africa, Uganda,At the United Nations,Shadow Letters & Reports

Africa Reproductive Rights Initiative (ARRI)

Launched in 2017, the Africa Reproductive Rights Initiative (ARRI) is a platform that brings together civil society organizations that are working to advance reproductive rights across Africa. The regional network is dedicated to accelerating progress towards the full realization of [...]

Africa,Uncategorized

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

Strengthening Regional Sexual and Reproductive Rights Protections in Africa

In Africa, several human rights instruments protect the human rights of women and girls including their sexual and reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, through multi-faceted advocacy strategies such as thematic and shadow submissions [...]

Africa,In the Courts,News

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,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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