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Briefing Paper: Improving International Human Rights Standards on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

This briefing paper discusses some gaps in jurisprudence by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women with respect to the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents in view of social and legal realities in the South Asia region. The paper makes recommendations to United Nations treaty monitoring bodies for improving standards in their Concluding Observations to South Asian countries and General Comments that would strengthen guarantees for adolescents' sexual and reproductive rights.

Adolescent SRHR,Asia,Briefing Papers

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,Engaging Policymakers,News

The Center’s Work in the Philippines

The Center has been working actively in the Philippines for more than a decade. It has conducted advocacy before United Nations human rights bodies and conducted fact-finding missions and outreach to local advocates and law and [...]

Abortion,Asia,Engaging Policymakers,Uncategorized

South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI)

SARJAI network has been the catalyst for Center’s capacity building work in the region by bringing like-minded lawyers and academics together to promote accountability for reproductive rights violations.

Asia,Around the World,Uncategorized

Statement on India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment

This week, India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020 (‘MTP Bill’) was introduced and passed by the Upper House of the Parliament. The Bill amends the 50-year-old MTP Act, 1971, which sets the conditions, [...]

Abortion,Asia,Engaging Policymakers,News
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India Passes Abortion Reform but Fails to Undo Barriers to Access

This week, the Parliament of India passed an amendment to India’s 50-year-old abortion law that fails to remove barriers to access and instead creates new ones. Following Presidential assent, per procedure, the amendment will become law. While [...]

Abortion,Asia,Engaging Policymakers,News

Supplementary Report on the Status of Adolescents’ Reproductive Rights in the Philippines: 2020 Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

The Asia Unit of the Center for Reproductive Rights together with Philippine-based partners submitted supplemental information for the adoption of the list of issues (LOI) for the Republic of the Philippines by the Committee on [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Philippines,Around the World,Documents

The Status of Adolescents’ Reproductive Rights in the Philippines: 2020 Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

The Asia Unit of the Center for Reproductive Rights together with Philippine-based partners submitted supplemental information for the adoption of the list of issues (LOI) for the Republic of the Philippines by the Committee on [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Philippines,Around the World,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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COVID-19 and Reproductive Health in Asia

Center reports and newsletters on COVID-19’s effect on sexual and reproductive health, rights and services and gender issues throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

COVID-19,Asia,Engaging Policymakers,Newsletter

CEDAW joint NGO submission: Cambodia’s surrogacy situation and surrogacy draft law for consideration by the Committee during its 74th session

The Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC), Gender and Development Network (GADNet), and Center for Reproductive Rights prepared this letter to assist the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) in its review [...]

Surrogacy,Asia,At the United Nations,Documents

India’s Proposed Abortion “Reform” Fails to Undo Barriers to Access

An amendment to India’s 50-year-old abortion law, proposed as “reform,” fails to remove barriers to access and instead creates new ones. The amendment entrenches a harmful policy requiring women to obtain authorization by a medical practitioner for all abortion [...]

Abortion,Asia,Engaging Policymakers,News

Need of Separate Law on Abortion in Nepal, 2015

Publication developed by the Center and jointly published by Reproductive Health Rights Working Groups (RHRWG). The fact sheet presents why specific and comprehensive law on safe abortion is necessary in Nepal and what would be [...]

Abortion,Nepal,Publications

Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Regulation in Nepal, 2020

The publication is jointly printed with the Center for Reproductive Rights, Ipas Nepal and the Forum for Women Law and Development.

Abortion,Nepal,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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