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Tysiąc v. Poland: Ensuring Effective Access to Legal Abortion

Alicja Tysiąc, a Polish woman, was suffering from severe myopia. Pregnant for the third time, she consulted three ophthalmologists who concluded that carrying the pregnancy to term constituted a serious risk to her eyesight. While [...]

Abortion, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Poland,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

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

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

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives East Central Europe

This report sets forth national laws and policies in key areas of reproductive health and women's empowerment in seven East Central European countries: Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Russia.

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Europe, Albania, Croatia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia,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

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