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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 [...]

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Millicent Awuor Maimuna & Margaret Anyoso Oliele v. Attorney General and others, Constitutional Petition No. 562 of 2012, High Court of Kenya

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Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole: Amicus Brief from the Honorable Wendy Davis, Teresa Fedor, Lucy Flores, and Judy Nicastro

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case Document

China to End One-Child Policy

China to End One-Child Policy (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Chinese government announced plans to allow all married couples to have two children—ending the decades old one-child policy. This move away from the one-child policy is [...]

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Whose Right to Life? Women’s Rights and Prenatal Protections under Human Rights and Comparative Law

The right to life is a fundamental human right, central to the enjoyment of all other human rights. International human rights law recognizes this basic right begins at birth, and international and regional human rights [...]

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Reproductive Rights: A Tool for Monitoring State Obligations

The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights. The tool outlines State obligations under international and regional human rights law on a range [...]

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RH REALITY CHECK: Birth Control Alone Isn’t Enough

Birth Control Alone Isn't Enough by Louise Finer, Director of Global Advocacy at the Center for Reproductive Rights In 1996, a Peruvian woman named María Mamérita Mestanza Chávez died from complications of a forced sterilization [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

New York Times Letter to the Editor: Forced Abortion in China

New York Times Letter to the Editor: Forced Abortion in China By Nancy Northup, President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights Re 'Forced to Abort, Chinese Woman Under Pressure” (news article, June 27): The outrage [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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IntLawGrrls: Rights-Based Approach to Sex-Selection

By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights A 28-year-old pregnant woman sat in a doctor’s office in Albania with tears streaming down her face. The doctor had just informed her that [...]

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Human Rights Day 2011

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” That’s the first sentence of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations 63 years ago on [...]

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Thirty years ago, women’s rights activists first marked November 25 as the day on which the world would demand an end to all physical and sexual abuse targeted at women. It took another 18 years [...]

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In Focus: Uganda

In Focus: Uganda The Center for Reproductive Rights has embarked on a series of new projects in Uganda as part of its wider work in the African region. Working to highlight reproductive rights violations in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Censorship, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Medical Education,Africa, Uganda, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Human Rights Council Adopts Groundbreaking Resolution on Maternal Mortality

For the third year running, the UN's Human Rights Council has focused its attention on the global problem of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity. A ground-breaking resolution was adopted yesterday, in which States reaffirm their [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Asia, Philippines, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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