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U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide (PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a [...]

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Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case

Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government intends to give compensation to Amanda Mellet following a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognizing [...]

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Uganda Rejects Calls to Amend Its Abortion Law During U.N. Human Rights Council Review

Uganda Rejects Calls to Amend Its Abortion Law During U.N. Human Rights Council Review (PRESS RELEASE) The government of Uganda rejected recommendations last week to revise its abortion legislation. A Uganda delegation responded to a [...]

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Philippine Commission on Human Rights Report: Criminalization of Abortion Stigmatizes Women

Philippine Commission on Human Rights Report: Criminalization of Abortion Stigmatizes Women (PRESS RELEASE) The criminal ban on abortion in the Philippines stigmatizes women and has led to many poor women resorting to unsafe abortion—according to [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland’s Restrictive Abortion Law

U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland's Restrictive Abortion Law (PRESS RELEASE) Women in Poland may face risks to their health and lives as a result of the country’s highly restrictive abortion law—according to a [...]

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government should take measures to legalize abortion in certain circumstances and provide sexual and reproductive health information and services, according [...]

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After Massive Public Outcry, Polish Parliament Rejects Total Abortion Ban

After Massive Public Outcry, Polish Parliament Rejects Total Abortion Ban Polish women still face countless obstacles when trying to access safe, legal abortion (PRESS RELEASE) By a vote of 352-58, the Polish Parliament today rejected [...]

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New Report Calls for Legal Accountability for States to Ensure Reproductive Rights

New Report Calls for Legal Accountability for States to Ensure Reproductive Rights (PRESS RELEASE) This week global human rights experts released a report calling for governments to provide greater resources and accountability to ensure reproductive [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government must ensure access to modern contraceptives and legalize abortion in certain circumstances, according to the U.N. [...]

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U.N. Committee Finds Ireland’s Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading

U.N. Committee Finds Ireland's Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading (PRESS RELEASE) Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, according to a landmark decision from the United Nations Human [...]

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives

U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) The absolute ban on abortion in the Philippines should be repealed and access to sexual and reproductive health [...]

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New Human Rights Case Filed on Behalf of Peruvian Rape Survivor Denied Emergency Contraception at Public Hospital

New Human Rights Case Filed on Behalf of Peruvian Rape Survivor Denied Emergency Contraception at Public Hospital (PRESS RELEASE) Peru’s ban on the distribution of emergency contraception in public hospitals denied a rape survivor access to [...]

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Peruvian Government Publicly Recognizes Human Rights Violations Against Rape Survivor As Part of Landmark U.N. Abortion Case

Peruvian Government Recognizes Human Rights Violations Against Rape Survivor As Part of Landmark U.N. Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government publicly acknowledged the human rights violations suffered by L.C., a rape survivor who was [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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