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Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Teenager’s Death in Landmark Sexual Violence Case

President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador today held a public act of recognition of responsibility for the sexual violence suffered by teenager Paola Guzmán Albarracín that led her to suicide nearly two decades ago. The apology [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Center Appeals to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Release of Unjustly Imprisoned Salvadoran Women

Women at Risk of COVID-19 After Inaction by Salvadoran Government The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on December 3 and urged it to recommend that [...]

Abortion,El Salvador, Inter-American Human Rights System,Around the World,Story

Catalina Martínez Coral on the Center’s Recent Human Rights Victory in Latin America

Ruling from Inter-American Court of Human Rights Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence As a global organization, the Center for Reproductive Rights advances reproductive rights as human rights around the world. In August, the [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

New Center Publication Highlights Work with Boko Haram Refugees in Nigeria

In Nigeria, millions of women have been harmed by the decades-long Boko Haram insurgency. They have lost their homes, loved ones, and suffered layers of abuse, violence, and trauma from this ongoing conflict, which first [...]

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UN Member States Make Recommendations to U.S. to Protect Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

      Strong Recommendations Given at U.S.’s Peer Review at the UN Human Rights Council United Nations Member States from around the world yesterday strongly recommended to the United States that it act to [...]

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Center Urges UN Members to Consider Reproductive Rights in Assessing U.S.’s Human Rights Record card link

Center Urges UN Members to Consider Reproductive Rights in Assessing U.S.’s Human Rights Record

U.S. Peer Review at the UN Human Rights Council Scheduled for November 9 In preparation for the upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United States’ human rights record before the United Nations Human Rights [...]

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El Centro celebra la resolución histórica de la ONU para la protección de los derechos humanos de mujeres y niñas en crisis humanitarias

El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos reconoce la adopción, por consenso en Ginebra, de la resolución del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas (CDH) titulada "Promoción, protección y respeto del pleno disfrute de los [...]

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Center Applauds UN’s Adoption of Landmark Resolution on Women’s and Girls’ Human Rights in Humanitarian Situations

Resolution calls for promoting, protecting and respecting women’s and girls’ full enjoyment of human rights in humanitarian situations The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (HRC) adoption by consensus in [...]

Humanitarian Settings,United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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On the 10th Anniversary of Kenya’s Constitution, Center Report Urges Government to Enforce Abortion Rights Protections card link

On the 10th Anniversary of Kenya’s Constitution, Center Report Urges Government to Enforce Abortion Rights Protections

Each year in Kenya, more than 2,500 women and girls die from unsafe abortions—despite the fact that the government legalized abortion under specific circumstances a decade ago in its Constitution. Currently, unsafe abortions are a [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Kenya,Reporting on Rights,News

Landmark Ruling Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence Throughout Latin America

The Center and partners win a major case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that sets standards in countries throughout the region. In a landmark ruling with wide-reaching impact, the Inter-American Court of Human [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Center Launches New Program to Protect Refugee Rights in Uganda

The Center and its partners at CARE International in Uganda have launched a new pilot program to protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls in one of Uganda’s largest [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Uganda,Reporting on Rights,News

The Center Releases New Report on Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Nigerian Conflict Zones

Since 2018, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners at the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) have studied and documented the effects of the Boko Haram conflict on the sexual and reproductive health [...]

Humanitarian Settings, Maternal Health,Nigeria,Reporting on Rights,News

African Commission to Hear Case on Maternal Deaths Brought by the Center and Partners

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has agreed to hear a maternal mortality complaint against Nigeria in a case brought by the Dullah Omar Institute of the University of the Western Cape, the [...]

Maternal Mortality,African Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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