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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

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

Reproductive Health in Asia

Contraception and Abortion in Asia As of 2017, almost 132 million women of reproductive age in Asia have an unmet need for modern contraception. An estimated 53.8 million unintended pregnancies occur each year in Asia. [...]

Asia,Around the World,Uncategorized

The Center’s Work in Pakistan

Obstetric Fistula Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula The forgotten, rejected and neglected women of Pakistan: Kiran’s story Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula COVID-19 Impact of COVID-19 on Reproductive Health [...]

COVID-19, Maternal Health,Asia, Pakistan,Engaging Policymakers,Uncategorized

The Center’s Work in India

Since the launch of the report Women of the World South Asia (2004), the Center has engaged in sustained efforts to improve access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) as human rights in [...]

Asia, India,Engaging Policymakers,Uncategorized

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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Engaging the Judiciary in Asia

Jurisprudence and standards developed by the judiciary have significant effects on holding governments accountable and providing an enabling environment for people to enjoy their reproductive rights. The judiciary plays a crucial role in identifying gaps [...]

Asia,Engaging Policymakers,Uncategorized

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 [...]

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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, [...]

Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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