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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

Legislative Brief: Abortion Law Reform in Achieving the Development Goals of the Philippines

Respecting, protecting, and fulfilling women’s access to reproductive rights is essential to achieving a healthy, equitable, and developed Philippines. The International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, adopted by the Philippines in 1994, [...]

Abortion,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,Publications

Fact Sheet: Independent Thought V. India

On October 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark judgment recognizing every girl’s right to bodily integrity, and penalizing rape within child marriage. In Independent Thought v. Union of India and Another, [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, India,In the Courts, Reporting on Rights,Publications

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. [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in India: Normative and Implementation Gaps

In 2006, India passed the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) to combat the widespread practice of child marriage. The PCMA prohibits the solemnization of child marriage below the age of 18 for girls and [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, India,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

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