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Reuters: Uganda women unable to get contraception, dying from unsafe abortions

Reuters: Uganda women unable to get contraception, dying from unsafe abortions By Katy Nigiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda has one of the world’s highest unmet needs for contraception, leading almost 300,000 women to [...]

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Forced Out

Mandatory Pregnancy Testing and the Expulsion of Pregnant Students in Tanzanian Schools Think back to your teenage years—the angst of “fitting in” or of capturing the attention of your latest crush. Now imagine going to [...]

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The Stakes are High

The Stakes are High Maureen, a maternal health advocate in Uganda, lost her young cousin under tragic, but entirely preventable circumstances. The young woman learned that she was pregnant when she was a first year in [...]

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Piercing Review of Kenya’s Reproductive Health Services

Piercing Review of Kenya’s Reproductive Health Services In May 2013, the Committee against Torture conducted its periodic review of the human rights situation in Kenya, assessing the country's compliance with the United Nations Convention against [...]

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UN Committee Issues Recommendations to Rwanda

UN Committee Issues Recommendations to Rwanda In March 2013, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted its first-ever shadow letter on Rwanda to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ( UNCESCR) to [...]

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The Scars of Torture

The Scars of Torture After a woman suffers painful and terrifying complications during the last hours of childbirth, the worst is usually over for her. That wasn't the case for Maimuna, one of scores of [...]

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Stopping All Violence

Last week, President Obama signed the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds support groups for and prosecution of violent crimes against women. VAWA has made an enormous impact over the years, [...]

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Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results

Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results By Ryan Lenora Brown "In many parts of the Kween District of eastern Uganda, women are divided into two distinct categories 'There are [...]

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Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms

Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms In August, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) regarding sexual and reproductive [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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