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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, India,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

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

Statement from the Center for Reproductive Rights on the Trump Administration’s suspension of funding of the World Health Organization

(Geneva-New York)--The following is the statement of Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights regarding the Trump Administration’s suspension of funding of the World Health Organization (WHO). “It is irresponsible and [...]

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Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula

Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula The Center for Reproductive rights welcomes a ruling by the Sindh High Court in Pakistan directing the government to implement measures to provide access to [...]

Maternal Health,Asia, Pakistan,In the Courts, Reporting on Rights,News

Nepal Enacts Legislation to Protect Women’s Rights to Bodily Autonomy

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes Nepal's official enactment of the “Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act, 2018” (RH Act). The act has been endorsed by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari of Nepal, [...]

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India Supreme Court Denies Abortion To Rape Survivor Living With HIV

India Supreme Court Denies Abortion To Rape Survivor Living With HIV (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Supreme Court of India denied a rape survivor living with HIV from seeking an abortion. In its ruling, the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, HIV/AIDS,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,News

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide (PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Philippines, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government should take measures to legalize abortion in certain circumstances and provide sexual and reproductive health information and services, according [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Contraception, Legal Protections,Asia, Philippines, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government must ensure access to modern contraceptives and legalize abortion in certain circumstances, according to the U.N. [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Contraception, Legal Protections,Asia, Philippines, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives

U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) The absolute ban on abortion in the Philippines should be repealed and access to sexual and reproductive health [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Contraception, Legal Protections,Asia, Philippines, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Nepal Acknowledges Urgent Need to Eliminate Child Marriage and Violence Against Women and Girls at the Human Rights Council

Nepal Acknowledges Urgent Need to Eliminate Child Marriage and Violence Against Women and Girls at Human Rights Council (PRESS RELEASE) Nepal accepted recommendations from three countries to expedite the elimination of child marriage and effectively [...]

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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 [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Asia, China,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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