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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.

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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. [...]

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Statement on COVID and SRHR

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The forgotten, rejected and neglected women of Pakistan: Kiran’s story.

Government of Sindh must take action to protect the thousands of women afflicted with obstetric fistula UPDATE, January 2019: In response to the petition, the Health Department of Sindh has committed to establishing four fistula [...]

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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, [...]

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Ensuring Reproductive Rights: Reform to Address Women’s and Girls’ Need for Abortion After 20 Weeks in India

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of India denied a medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) to Z., a 35-year old woman from Patna, Bihar living with HIV who became pregnant as a result of rape. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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