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African Committee Recommends Tanzania Reform Policies That Barred Pregnant Girls from School

Ruling by ACERWC in case brought by the Center and its partner marks a victory for adolescent girls in Tanzania and beyond.

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ACERWC Ruling in Legal and Human Rights Centre and Centre for Reproductive Rights v United Republic of Tanzania

On September 15, 2022, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) issued this decision, Communication No: 0012/Com/001/2019 Decision No 002/2022, in the case Legal and Human Rights Centre [...]

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ACERWC Recommends Tanzania Reform Education Policy That Violates Rights of Pregnant and Married Adolescent Girls

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Sept 18, 2022: Today, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC, also “the Committee”), found that the United Republic of Tanzania violated multiple human rights and gender [...]

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Aligning the Penal Code to the Constitution: The Malindi High Court Decision on the Question of Abortion in Kenya (Factsheet)

The case of PAK and Salim Mohammed v. Attorney General and Three Others, Malindi High Court

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High Court of Kenya in Malindi Ruling in PAK and Salim Mohammed vs. the Attorney General and 3 others

In this ruling on March 24, 2022, the High Court of Kenya in Malindi affirmed the right to abortion under the Constitution and directed Parliament to enact reforms. The ruling was in the case, PAK [...]

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Kenyan High Court Affirms the Right to Abortion Under the Constitution and Directs Parliament to Enact Reforms card link

Kenyan High Court Affirms the Right to Abortion Under the Constitution and Directs Parliament to Enact Reforms

Landmark ruling in case defending a minor and a clinician will protect patients and providers from arrest and prosecution for seeking and providing abortion services.

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High Court Judgement in Malindi Protects Women, Girls and Healthcare Providers from Arbitrary Abortion-Related Arrests and Prosecutions

In a landmark ruling today, the High Court of Malindi strongly affirmed that abortion care is a fundamental right under the Constitution of Kenya and that arbitrary arrests and prosecution of patients and healthcare providers [...]

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Wrongfully Arrested for Seeking Abortion Care, Kenyan Woman and Nurse Exonerated with Help from the Center and its Partner

Despite constitutional protections for reproductive health care, law enforcement officers often harass, arrest, and prosecute patients and providers.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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2021 Year in Review: Center Achievements Around the Globe

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partners made significant progress around the globe in building, enforcing and defending reproductive rights.

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Tanzania’s Policy Change Will Allow Pregnant Schoolgirls to Continue Their Education

Country ends discriminatory policy that barred pregnant girls and adolescent mothers from school--days after a case challenging the policy was argued at the ACERWC.

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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 [...]

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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.

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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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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