Latest News

Advanced Search

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 [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Romania, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,News

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 [...]

Europe,News

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Spain,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

The World’s Abortion Laws Map (2014)

Since 1998, the Center for Reproductive Rights has produced The World’s Abortion Laws map to visually compare the legal status of induced abortion in different countries—and to advocate for greater progress in ensuring access to safe and legal [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Joint submission to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers regarding implementation of P&S v Poland (2014)

Abortion,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case Document

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,Europe, France, Spain,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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 [...]

Abortion,Europe, Ireland, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

At U.N. Human Rights Council, Slovakia Announces Plan to Increase Access to Modern Contraceptives

At U.N. Human Rights Council, Slovakia Announces Plan to Increase Access to Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) At the close of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Slovak government [...]

Contraception,Europe, Slovakia, Spain,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Abandoned and Stigmatized: The Impact of the Irish Abortion Law on Women card link

Abandoned and Stigmatized: The Impact of the Irish Abortion Law on Women

           

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,In the Courts, At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Letter on the Holy See to the Committee against Torture

The Center prepared this letter to assist the Committee against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT Committee) during the 52nd Session in its review of the Holy See’s compliance with [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers,Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,At the United Nations,Documents

Spain Abortion Bill Violates Human Rights

Spain Abortion Bill Violates Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) The Spanish government should protect women’s access to safe and legal abortion by scrapping draft legislation that would ban abortion with only severely limited exceptions, according to [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Spain,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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

Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Second Case Against Ireland Abortion Laws to United Nations

Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Second Case Against Ireland Abortion Laws to United Nations (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed its second challenge to Ireland’s abortion laws before the United Nations Human [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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