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Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula

Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula The high court in Pakistan’s Sindh region is facing the country’s first case to seek recognition of the widespread incidence of obstetric fistula as a violation of women’s fundamental [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Pakistan,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Progress on Reproductive Health in the Philippines

Progress on Reproductive Health in the Philippines One year after the publication of a groundbreaking United Nations report that held the Philippine government accountable for grave and systematic reproductive rights violations, there are signs of [...]

Abortion, Contraception,Asia, Philippines,At the United Nations,Center in the Spotlight

The Economist: Fertile grounds for hope

The Economist: Fertile grounds for hope Evelyne Opondo * SIR - Although it is true that modern contraception could play an important role in lowering birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa, governments must ensure that women [...]

Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Tanzania,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Reuters: Uganda women unable to get contraception, dying from unsafe abortions

Reuters: Uganda women unable to get contraception, dying from unsafe abortions By Katy Nigiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda has one of the world’s highest unmet needs for contraception, leading almost 300,000 women to [...]

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Guardian: Philippines needs resolute political support on reproductive health

A First Step Forward in the Philippines By Melissa Upreti, Regional director for Asia, Center for Reproductive Rights Women in the Philippines have lacked autonomy over their bodies for decades. The overwhelming political power of [...]

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Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results

Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results By Ryan Lenora Brown "In many parts of the Kween District of eastern Uganda, women are divided into two distinct categories 'There are [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation,Africa, Uganda,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Los Angeles Times: Philippines president signs law easing access to contraceptives

Los Angeles Times: Philippines president signs law easing access to contraceptives By Kenneth R. Weiss and Sol Vanzi "Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has signed legislation that will provide modern contraceptives to the nation’s poorest [...]

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Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Center files case on unlawful detention

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Center files case on unlawful detention "The Center for Reproductive Rights has Friday filed a case before the High Court of Kenya on behalf of two women who were illegally detained in [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

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The Himalayan Times: The urgent need of comprehensive law

The Himalayan Times: The urgent need of comprehensive law By Sapana Malla Pradhan In Nepal, we just culminated a month long celebration acknowledging abortion law reform in this country, including the amendment to the Muluki [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

RH Reality Check: Forced Pregnancy Testing: Blatant Discrimination and a Gross Violation of Human Rights

Forced Pregnancy Testing: Blatant Discrimination and a Gross Violation of Human Rights by Onyema Afulukwe, Legal Adviser for Africa at the Center for Reproductive Rights Earlier this month, news spread of a Louisiana charter school's [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

AllAfrica: Rwandan Govt Takes Critical Step in Recognizing Women’s Fundamental Human Rights

Rwandan Govt Takes Critical Step in Recognizing Women's Human Rights Affirming the importance of women's access to safe and legal abortion, the Rwandan government has lifted its reservation to Article 14(2)(c) of the African Charter [...]

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Al Jazeera: Let them have contraception

Al Jazeera: Let them have contraception By: Manuela Picq "The London Summit on Family Planning is happening on July 11. It is an initiative from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK government [...]

Contraception,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

New York Times Letter to the Editor: Forced Abortion in China

New York Times Letter to the Editor: Forced Abortion in China By Nancy Northup, President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights Re 'Forced to Abort, Chinese Woman Under Pressure” (news article, June 27): The outrage [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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