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UN Urges Governments to Respect Reproductive Rights

12.27.10 - This fall, three UN treaty monitoring bodies urged the governments of Ecuador, Uganda and Nicaragua to take steps to promote, protect and fulfill reproductiv  rights. The treaty bodies made these powerful recommendations largely [...]

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CRR in the Field: Alisha Bjerregaard

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

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Defending Rights & Saving Lives: 2010 Accomplishments

No woman should have to risk her life because she cannot get the essential reproductive care she deserves. This tenet is the cornerstone of the Center for Reproductive Rights work. Looking back at 2010, the [...]

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Celebrating World Contraception Day

Did you know that the average U.S. woman who wants two children will spend five years pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, and 30 years trying to avoid pregnancy? Or that 215 million women worldwide [...]

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Decline in Maternal Mortality Welcome, but Suffering Persists

By Ximena Andión Ibañez, International Advocacy Director An article in the recent  Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, announced a global decrease in maternal deaths from 526,300 in 1980 to 342,900 in 2008. The Center [...]

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One Year Later: Celebrating Nepal’s Comprehensive Abortion Law

One year ago today, May 20, 2010, the Nepal Supreme Court ordered the government of Nepal to enact a comprehensive abortion law guaranteeing that all women have safe and affordable access to legal abortion services [...]

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In Harm’s Way: Download the Report

Unsafe abortion claims the lives of thousands of Kenyan women each year. Their deaths are entirely - and easily - preventable. Yet the Kenyan government has done little to address the problem. Learn more about [...]

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Center Celebrates International Women’s Day and Launch of UN Women

On March 8, the Center for Reproductive Rights joins women around the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, as well as the official launch of UN Women, the newly created United [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

UN CEDAW Committee Calls on Egypt to Promote Reproductive Rights

03.03.10 - The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes the latest concluding observations for Egypt from the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which urged the Egyptian government to protect and promote women’s [...]

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In Harm’s Way: Conclusions in Brief

As this report demonstrates, when access to safe and legal abortion is limited, women resort to unsafe abortion, with devastating consequences for their health, lives, and families. This report documents these consequences in Kenya, highlighting [...]

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In Harm’s Way: The Impact of Kenya’s Restrictive Abortion Law

Recommendations to the Government of Kenya / to the Executive Branch Publicly acknowledge the importance of reducing unsafe abortion in order to meet Kenya’s obligations under the Millennium Development Goals, particularly the goal to reduce [...]

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In Harm’s Way: Grace’s Story

In Harm's Way: The Impact of Kenya's Restrictive Abortion Law Grace's Story: Trapped by Poverty Grace was twelve when a stranger raped her in her rural village and left her pregnant. She gave birth to [...]

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In Harm’s Way: Rosemary’s Story

In Harm’s Way: The Impact of Kenya’s Restrictive Abortion Law Rosemary's Story: Living with Stigma Rosemary, a young woman, was brutally raped and then genitally mutilated by two men in Nairobi. In addition to leaving [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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