Selected Asia
Advanced Search
Selected Asia
Center Hosts Session at Asia Conference on the Need to Decriminalize Abortion in the Region card link

Center Hosts Session at Asia Conference on the Need to Decriminalize Abortion in the Region

The video replay is now available for “Regional Advocacy for Decriminalization of Abortion in Asia and Role of Pro-Bono Partners,” a session hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Abortion,Asia,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Story

Safe Abortion Through Medical Abortion and Self-Management in Select Asian Countries

Published collaboratively by Center for Reproductive Rights and South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI), this paper outlines the existing public health standards and the current human rights standards on abortion including medical and self-managed abortions.

Abortion,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Abortion in India: Report Reveals Widespread Legal Barriers and Recommends Ways to Improve Access

Report by the Center and partners launched at a virtual event for advocates and stakeholders in India.

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,Asia, India,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Events

Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study

Through a field-based study in four states--Delhi, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu--the "Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study" aims to understand and document the way in which the Indian Medical Termination [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Nepal Agrees to Decriminalize Abortion and Protect SRHR

Nepal accepts recommendations from its Universal Periodic Review before the UN Human Rights Council to protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls.

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations,Story

The Center’s Work in Nepal

The Center has been working to advance reproductive health and rights in Nepal since 2000, including the landmark case Lakshmi v. Nepal that recognized abortion as a constitutional right.

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Nepal

The joint submission made by the Center and its local partners in July 2020 for Nepal's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council.

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive Health and Rights Related Decisions by the Supreme Court of Nepal (Nepali Version)

The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued several positive judgments and landmark decisions in the field of reproductive health and rights.  These judgments and decisions have helped ensure women’s reproductive health and rights under the [...]

Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case Document

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Supreme Court of Nepal Decision: Lakshmi v. Government of Nepal

In a landmark decision issued on May 20, 2009, Nepal’s Supreme Court directed the government – specifically the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of [...]

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case Document

Amicus Work – Asia

Lakshmi v Government of Nepal Supreme Court of Nepal (2008) Issue: The petition challenged the Nepal government’s failure to ensure adequate access to safe abortion services despite the decriminalization of abortion on broad grounds in 2002. [...]

Asia, Nepal,Case Document

Center and Partners Promote Strategies to Expand Abortion Access at “Safe Abortion Dialogue-Asia” Conference

The Center for Reproductive Rights Asia team is playing a significant role this month at Safe Abortion Dialogue-Asia, a virtual conference focused on developing strategies to reduce barriers and expand access to safe abortion care in the region.

Abortion,Asia,Reporting on Rights,Story

Decriminalization of Abortion in Nepal: Imperative to Uphold Women’s Rights

This fact sheet highlights continued criminalization of women for seeking abortion beyond prescribed legal conditions despite progressive legislation that came into force in 2018. The Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights (SMRHR) Act aims to respect, [...]

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Replay Available: “Barriers to Achieving a Just and Equal Future” in the Philippines

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partners held an online forum on March 29 to address barriers to equality in the Philippines. A replay of the forum, titled Addressing the Barriers to Achieving a [...]

Asia, Philippines,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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