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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 [...]

Africa, Malawi,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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 [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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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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 [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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 [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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 [...]

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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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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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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Kenyan High Court: Education Sector Fails to Protect Students from Sexual Abuse

Kenyan High Court: Education Sector Fails to Protect Students from Sexual Abuse (PRESS RELEASE) The Teachers Service Commission (TSC)—the main teachers union in Kenya tasked with recruiting and employing teachers, and determining disciplinary actions—failed to [...]

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Kenya High Court Finds Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission Unconstitutional

Kenya High Court Finds Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission Unconstitutional Judges rule provisions of HIV law threaten human rights of Kenyans, violate citizens’ privacy rights and discriminate against pregnant women (PRESS RELEASE) Key provisions of [...]

HIV/AIDS, Right to Care,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,News

Retrial Begins for Nepalese Migrant Worker Wrongfully Accused of Obtaining Illegal Abortion

Retrial Begins for Nepalese Migrant Worker Wrongfully Accused of Obtaining Illegal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) The retrial of Nirmala Thapa, a 24-year old Nepalese migrant worker who was arrested alongside her doctor in a clinic raid [...]

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Helms Hurts

A 41-year-old U.S. policy prevents millions of women worldwide from accessing safe, legal reproductive care. For Roselyn, a reproductive health care worker in Uganda—where abortion is legal in some circumstances but very difficult to access—death [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Africa, United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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