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Legal Action Readied Against Ex-Mayor Atienza

Various citizens' groups announced yesterday that they are readying legal action against former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza for damages done to women and poor families by his nine-year ban on contraception in the city's health [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,News

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Senate’s Vote to Repeal the Global Gag Rule

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Bush to sign the bill repealing the Global Gag Rule. The President has repeatedly stated his commitment to cultivating democracy abroad and should therefore, take this opportunity [...]

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Women Suffer Decades of Abuse in Kenya’s Health Facilities, According to New Fact-Finding Report

For decades, women seeking maternity services in health facilities across Kenya have suffered serious human rights violations -- including verbal attacks, sexual assault, flagrant neglect and filthy conditions -- often while giving birth, according to [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,News

Imposing Misery: The Impact of Manila’s Contraception Ban on Women and Families

Likhaan, ReproCen, and the Center for Reproductive Rights have released a report documenting the devastating impact of Manila’s contraception ban on women and their families. In 2000, the mayor of Manila, Jose "Lito" Atienza, issued [...]

Contraception,Asia, Philippines,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Failure to Deliver: Violations of Women’s Human Rights in Kenyan Health Facilities

Providing women with affordable, accessible, and safe health services is a key obligation of the government of Kenya. However, as a new report produced by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation of Women [...]

Maternal Health,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Children’s Rights Committee Recommends Strengthening Adolescents’ Reproductive Rights in Kenya

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,Publications

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