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U.N. Committee Denounces Romania for Denying Women Reproductive Health Care

U.N. Committee Denounces Romania for Denying Women Reproductive Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Romanian government to revise its laws and policies [...]

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United Nations Secretary-General Reaffirms Reproductive Rights Are Central to Development

United Nations Secretary-General Reaffirms Reproductive Rights Are Central to Development U.N. Releases Post-2015 Development Agenda Report Calling on Governments to Fulfill Human Rights Obligations (PRESS RELEASE) In a report that will serve as a guidepost [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls On Nepal to Eradicate Child Marriage and Ensure Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Services

U.N. Committee Calls On Nepal to Eradicate Child Marriage and Ensure Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Services (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) this week denounced the Nepal [...]

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Center For Reproductive Rights Opens Geneva Office

Center For Reproductive Rights Opens Geneva Office (PRESS RELEASE) With the United Nations and human rights bodies being called upon frequently to protect women’s reproductive rights, the Center for Reproductive Rights is expanding its presence [...]

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United Nations Committee Examines U.S. Record On Torture

United Nations Committee Examines U.S. Record On Torture Center for Reproductive Rights Raises Violations of Reproductive Rights for Immigrant Women and Women of Color (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee against Torture meets in Geneva [...]

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United Nations Calls on Governments to Promote Safe Pregnancy and Child Birth

United Nations Calls on Governments to Promote Safe Pregnancy and Child Birth U.N. Human Rights Council Passes 5th Resolution to Address Preventable Maternal Deaths (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Right Council unanimously passed its fifth [...]

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Spain Halts Extreme Abortion Law

Spain Halts Extreme Abortion Law News follows resignation of Spanish Minister of Justice Alberto Ruiz Gallardón (PRESS RELEASE) Today Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the withdrawal of a draft bill that would have criminalized [...]

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New Report: Global Trend of Expanding Legal Abortion Services Continues

New Report: Global Trend of Expanding Legal Abortion Services Continues (PRESS RELEASE) More than 30 countries have amended their laws to expand access to safe and legal abortion services in the last 20 years—a trend [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

UN Committee Calls on United States to Immediately Address Racial Discrimination in Health Care

UN Committee Calls on United States to Immediately Address Racial Discrimination in Health Care Recommendations from Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) call for immediate action to address inequity in health care coverage, [...]

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French President Approves Gender Equality Law

French President Approves Gender Equality Law (PRESS RELEASE) France affirms that women can obtain an abortion without restriction as to reason during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy with passage of a sweeping gender equality [...]

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United Nations Calls on Perú to Expand Access to Legal Abortion

United Nations Calls on Perú to Expand Access to Legal Abortion Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) Cites Denial of Legal Abortion Services As Human Rights Violations (PRESS RELEASE) The United [...]

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United Nations: Ireland Must Expand Access To Safe And Legal Abortion Services

United Nations: Ireland Must Expand Access To Safe And Legal Abortion Services (PRESS RELEASE) A United Nations (U.N.) Committee has ordered Ireland to amend its law and constitution to legalize abortion services for pregnant women [...]

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U.N. Committee Questions Ireland on its Track Record of Denying Women Access to Safe Abortion Services

U.N. Committee Questions Ireland on its Track Record of Denying Women Access to Safe Abortion Services (PRESS RELEASE) Ireland’s minister of justice, Frances Fitzgerald and other representatives of the Irish government were questioned this week [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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