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New Report Examines Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Five African Countries card link

New Report Examines Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Five African Countries

Report by Center and partners also outlines recommendations for governments to improve access to SRHR services.

SRHR General,Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,News

Report: Poor Policies Contributed to Spike in Unintended Pregnancies and Unsafe Abortions at the Height of COVID-19 Pandemic in Five African Countries

NAIROBI, 19 May 2022- A new report reveals that women and girls from households living on lower incomes in five African countries faced multiple barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services at the [...]

SRHR General,Africa, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,Press Releases

Submission to the CEDAW Regarding J.D. et al. v. the Czech Republic

Submission by the Center for Reproductive Rights to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Regarding J.D. et al. v. the Czech Republic, CEDAW Communication No. 102/2016, 24 November 2017

Europe, Czech Republic,At the United Nations,Legal Analyses

United Nations Human Rights Council Urged to Address Lack of Access to Contraceptives and Family Planning

United Nations Human Rights Council Urged to Address Lack of Access to Contraceptives and Family Planning (PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Argentina, Denmark, Ethiopia, and Morocco are leading a group of more than 60 states [...]

Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Ethiopia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Argentina, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Czech Government Apologizes to Victims of Forced Sterilization

                The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates the Czech Republic on being the first country in the region to acknowledge that Roma women have been forcibly sterilized. In [...]

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Concluding Observations: Ethiopia_Committee on the Rights of the Child_2001_English

Concluding Observations: Ethiopia_Committee on the Rights of the Child_2001_English

Africa, Ethiopia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Letter: Ethiopia_Committee on the Rights of the Child_2001_English

Concluding Observations: Ethiopia_Committee on the Rights of the Child_2001_English

Africa, Ethiopia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Senate’s Vote to Repeal the Global Gag Rule

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Bush to sign the bill repealing the Global Gag Rule. The President has repeatedly stated his commitment to cultivating democracy abroad and should therefore, take this opportunity [...]

Censorship, Global Gag Rule,Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Asia, China, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Europe, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Albania, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Latin America & Caribbean, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: An Instrument for Advancing Reproductive and Sexual Rights card link

The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: An Instrument for Advancing Reproductive and Sexual Rights

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Maternal Health,Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Advocacy in Whispers: The Impact of the USAID Global Gag Rule Upon Free Speech and Free Association in the Context of Abortion Law Reform in Three East African Countries (PDF)

Censorship, Global Gag Rule,Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Breaking the Silence: The Global Gag Rule’s Impact on Unsafe Abortion

Executive Summary Every year, twenty million—mostly poor—women around the world are driven to unsafe abortion. More than 95% of these abortions occur in low-income countries. And every year, complications from these procedures claim the lives [...]

Abortion, Censorship, Global Gag Rule,Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,Publications

Bush Administration Urged to Implement HIV/AIDS Initiative without Strings Attached

Statement of Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights "Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $15 billion HIV/AIDS plan aimed at combating the AIDS pandemic internationally over the next five years. We applaud [...]

HIV/AIDS, Right to Care,Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Asia, China, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Europe, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Albania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Latin America & Caribbean, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Common Reproductive Health Concerns in Anglophone Africa

May 2002 Key findings and regional trends from Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives, Anglophone Africa Progess Report 2001, reveal the continuing gaps in governments’ compliance with international standards on [...]

Maternal Health,Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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