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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

African Women Still Not Getting Justice in National Courts, New Report Finds

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced new research finding that national courts in African Commonwealth countries have failed to fully protect women against human rights violations, particularly in cases of sexual violence, [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Uncategorized

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 [...]

Contraception,Europe, Czech Republic, Hungary,In the Courts, Reporting on Rights,News

Shadow Report: Zimbabwe_CEDAW__1997_English

Shadow Report: Zimbabwe_CEDAW__1997_English

Africa, Zimbabwe, 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
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

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.

State of Denial: Adolescent Reproductive Rights in Zimbabwe

Using a human rights fact-finding methodology, researchers from the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Child and Law Foundation in Zimbabwe documented legal, policy and social barriers to Zimbabwean adolescents’ enjoyment of their international human [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Zimbabwe,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives Anglophone Africa

Reproductive rights are internationally recognized as critical both to advancing women's human rights and to promoting development. Governments from all over the world have, in recent years, both acknowledged and pledged to advance reproductive rights [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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