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The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

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Human Rights Day 2011

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” That’s the first sentence of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations 63 years ago on [...]

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Reproductive Rights Violations—Torture By Any Other Name

A woman living with HIV in Chile is forcibly sterilized while unconscious and undergoing a cesarean delivery. A Kenyan woman, along with her newborn child, is detained for weeks by hospital staff in miserable conditions. [...]

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Thirty years ago, women’s rights activists first marked November 25 as the day on which the world would demand an end to all physical and sexual abuse targeted at women. It took another 18 years [...]

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In Focus: Uganda

In Focus: Uganda The Center for Reproductive Rights has embarked on a series of new projects in Uganda as part of its wider work in the African region. Working to highlight reproductive rights violations in [...]

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Human Rights Council Adopts Groundbreaking Resolution on Maternal Mortality

For the third year running, the UN's Human Rights Council has focused its attention on the global problem of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity. A ground-breaking resolution was adopted yesterday, in which States reaffirm their [...]

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Anniversary of Abortion Decriminalization in Nepal

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the historic 11th Amendment to the Muluki Ain, Nepal Country Code, that decriminalized abortion in Nepal.  The decriminalization of abortion in Nepal in 2002 was a historic moment for [...]

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RH Reality Check: Nepal Advances As U.S. Backslides on Women’s Rights

By Melissa Upreti, Senior Regional Manager and Legal Adviser for Asia As the U.S. Congress launches one of the most vicious attacks against women’s health in recent history, the Supreme Court of Nepal has officially [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Nepal Supreme Court: Abortion Is a Right

In a recent decision in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that the country’s government must guarantee access to safe and affordable abortion services. Specifically, it affirmed the [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Other Barriers, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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