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Lifting the Ban On Pregnant Schoolgirls and Adolescent Mothers by the United Republic of Tanzania

11.25.2021 - PRESS STATEMENT: The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), Tanzania, and the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is pleased to learn that the United Republic of Tanzania has finally ended the oppressive [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,Press Releases

Center and its Partner Argue Against Tanzania’s Expulsion of Pregnant Girls from School

The Center's case seeks to protect the right of Tanzanian girls to continue their education and pursue opportunities during and after pregnancy.

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,News

Case Challenging Tanzania’s Discriminatory Expulsion of Pregnant Schoolgirls and Other Human Rights Violations is Heard

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania: Nov 22, 2021: Today, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) convenes to hear a complaint filed by rights organizations against the United Republic of Tanzania for [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,Press Releases

High Court of Malawi Clarifies Law on Abortion

BLANTYRE, 06.24.2021 - (Press Release): The Malawi High Court has reaffirmed the statutory protections for legal abortion under narrow circumstances. In its ruling, the court reiterated that despite the existing legal restrictions on access to [...]

Abortion,Africa, Malawi,In the Courts,Press Releases

Report Highlights Lack of Access to SRHR Information in Kenya

A new report by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH) finds that women and girls in Kenya lack access to comprehensive information on sexual and reproductive health [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception,Africa, Kenya,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

New Report: Women and Girls in Kenya Lack Access to Comprehensive Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Despite Constitutional Framework

NAIROBI, 06.17.2021 (Press Release): A new report finds that women and girls in Kenya lack access to comprehensive information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) despite the country’s constitutional framework guaranteeing reproductive health [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Contraception,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,Press Releases

Center Hosts Dialogue on Report About Reproductive Rights of Women and Girls in Nigeria

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners at the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) announced the release of a research report on sexual and reproductive rights in conflict settings at a recent event in Abuja, [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Africa, Nigeria,Reporting on Rights,Story

Abortion Services in Kenya

The Constitution of Kenya guarantees the right of women and girls to access abortion services when, in the opinion of a health care professional, the pregnancy threatens the life and health of the pregnant person. [...]

Abortion,Kenya,In the Courts,News

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Strengthening Regional Sexual and Reproductive Rights Protections in Africa

In Africa, several human rights instruments protect the human rights of women and girls including their sexual and reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, through multi-faceted advocacy strategies such as thematic and shadow submissions [...]

Africa,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 [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Nigeria,Engaging Policymakers,News

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

Report: Lives at stake as more Kenyan women and girls opt for unsafe abortion despite constitutional protections

The publication highlights ineffective implementation of Article 26(4) of the Constitution, inadequate application of the provision in adjudicating abortion cases, and entrenchment of abortion stigma in criminal justice system The number of women and girls [...]

Abortion,Africa,Engaging Policymakers,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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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