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U.N. Committee: Malawi Should Expand Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, Address Reproductive Rights Violations

U.N. Committee: Malawi Should Expand Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, Address Reproductive Rights Violations (PRESS RELEASE) The government of Malawi should implement laws and policies to expand access to safe and legal abortion, as [...]

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Nepal Acknowledges Urgent Need to Eliminate Child Marriage and Violence Against Women and Girls at the Human Rights Council

Nepal Acknowledges Urgent Need to Eliminate Child Marriage and Violence Against Women and Girls at Human Rights Council (PRESS RELEASE) Nepal accepted recommendations from three countries to expedite the elimination of child marriage and effectively [...]

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Kenyan High Court: Maternity Hospital Illegally Imprisoned Women, Violated Human Rights

Kenyan High Court: Maternity Hospital Illegally Imprisoned Women, Violated Human Rights Court orders Ministry of Health to address discrimination in public hospitals and award compensation to women who were unlawfully detained (PRESS RELEASE) The High Court [...]

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Chile’s Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill

Chile’s Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill (PRESS RELEASE) Rape survivors will be able to access safe abortion services within 14 weeks of pregnancy according to the latest version of Chile’s abortion bill advanced by the [...]

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Kenyan “Doctor” Arrested for Raping Female Patient

Kenyan “Doctor” Arrested for Raping Female Patient (PRESS RELEASE) This week Mugo Wairimu, an owner of health clinics posing as a gynecologist, was arrested after multiple Kenyan news outlets reported on a video exposé showing [...]

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Chile’s Health Commission Moves Abortion Bill Forward

Chile’s Health Commission Moves Abortion Bill Forward (PRESS RELEASE) This evening the Health Commission of Chile agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women access to safe and legal abortion services in cases [...]

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Fighting for Girlhood

Fighting for Girlhood Child marriage violates the rights of millions across the world each year. But the UN just took notable steps to end its ravages. At age 15, Gita should have been cramming for [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls on Uganda to Reform Abortion Laws

U.N. Committee Calls on Uganda to Reform Abortion Laws (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Ugandan government to reform and clarify its laws severely [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Africa, Uganda, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Kenyan Women Denied Safe, Legal Abortion Services

Kenyan Women Denied Safe, Legal Abortion Services Center for Reproductive Rights Files Case Against Ministry of Health in High Court of Kenya (PRESS RELEASE) Kenya’s Ministry of Health is undermining women’s constitutional rights and contributing to [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls for Abortion Law Reform in Chile

U.N. Committee Calls for Abortion Law Reform in Chile (PRESS RELEASE) Following a review of Chile’s human rights record on economic, social, and cultural rights, a United Nations committee has called for Chile to quickly approve [...]

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African Union Commits to Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage

African Union Commits to Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage (PRESS RELEASE) African nations this week pledged to eradicate child and forced marriage in the region at the African Union Summit, according to African Union [...]

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New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide

New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide Rep. Nita Lowey and more than 100 other Representatives sponsor new legislation that puts an end to future presidents [...]

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U.N. Committee Questions Chile on Its Human Rights Record

U.N. Committee Questions Chile on Its Human Rights Record (PRESS RELEASE) This week a U.N. committee will review Chile’s track record on economic, social and cultural rights, including the mistreatment of sexual assault survivors and the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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