Latest News

Advanced Search
Imprisoned in Malaysia After Legal Abortion card link

Imprisoned in Malaysia After Legal Abortion

Imprisoned in Malaysia After Legal Abortion UPDATE: Following her conviction in November 2014, Nirmala’s case was appealed to the Penang High Court earlier this month. The judge determined that because she was not provided adequate [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Malaysia,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Ending Child Marriage

Ending Child Marriage A first-ever international appeal aims to end child marriage in South Asia “I was turned into someone’s wife before I knew what it meant to me,” remembers Rahar Maya Biswokarma, a Nepalese [...]

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

Government of Nepal Hosts Convening on Ending Child Marriage with South Asian Governments

Government of Nepal Hosts Convening on Ending Child Marriage with South Asian Governments (PRESS RELEASE) With 130 million South Asian girls expected to be forced into early marriage by 2030, the government of Nepal is [...]

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

Abortion Ban Leads to Death Sentence for Kenyan Nurse

Abortion Ban Leads to Death Sentence for Kenyan Nurse As detailed in a piece this month from Mother Jones, Kenya has recently sentenced a licensed, registered nurse from Nairobi—Jackson Tali—to death after a teenaged girl [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

A Map of Progress

Worldwide, abortion laws have been liberalizing over the last 20 years. And the momentum is only accelerating. In a country like the United States, where attacks on a woman’s right to abortion are frequent, it [...]

Abortion,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,News

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Melissa Upreti Twenty-five thousand children worldwide, most of whom are girls, are married every day.  While many countries have laws that clearly [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations,News

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni Signs Callous Law Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission

(PRESS RELEASE) Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed legislation this week criminalizing the transmission of HIV, a measure that allows doctors to violate confidentiality and disclose their patients’ HIV status without consent and calls for mandatory [...]

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies,Africa, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,News

Combatting Child Marriage

Combatting Child Marriage The numbers are disturbing. According to a recent UNICEF study, one in nine girls in the developing world will marry before age 15, one in three will marry before 18. Some are [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting” card link

U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting”

U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting” The practice of genital mutilation, while deeply embedded in a number of African and Middle Eastern cultures, has been banned in the United States for almost 20 years. However, as [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation,Africa, United States,Reporting on Rights,News

U.S. Backslides on Maternal Deaths

U.S. Backslides on Maternal Deaths Each year, International NGO Save the Children releases a report ranking the wellbeing of mothers and children in 178 countries around the world. An article at PBS Newshour breaks down [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,News

Nigerian Kidnappings: Where’s the U.S.?

Nigerian Kidnappings: Where’s the U.S.? A provocative blog post at Ms. Magazine this week addresses some tough questions around the abduction and sexual enslavement of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls. Why hasn’t there been more meaningful coverage in the U.S. press? [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Nigeria, United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court

Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court (PRESS RELEASE) The case of Josephine Majani, whose story of being physically and verbally abused by nurses and repeatedly [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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