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Caso Francisca: (F.S.) Violaciones a los Derechos Reproductivos de las Mujeres Viviendo con VIH

En 2002, Francisca decidió tener su primer hijo, pero en la primera etapa de su embarazo la diagnosticaron VIH. Ella tomó las medidas para reducir el contagio vertical al feto y dio a luz mediante [...]

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Center and Partners File Third-Party Submissions to European Court of Human Rights in Cases Challenging Poland’s Abortion Restrictions

The Center and international human rights partners intervene in three groups of cases challenging Poland's restrictive abortion law.

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European Parliament Calls on U.S. to Protect Abortion Rights

Resolution expresses grave concern about the consequences to women’s rights if the U.S. Supreme Court were to revoke the constitutional right to abortion.

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President of Chile Issues Public Apology to Woman who was Sterilized Without Her Consent in Landmark Case at the IACHR

On May 26, President Gabriel Boric of Chile delivered a public apology to Francisca, a woman with HIV who was sterilized without her consent after giving birth in 2002. The apology is part of a [...]

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Chilean Government Publicly Apologizes to a Woman Who was Sterilized Without Her Consent Based on HIV Status 

Today, a Chilean woman named Francisca received a public apology from the Chilean government for having been sterilized without her authorization after giving birth in 2002.

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Sobreviviente de esterilización sin consentimiento logra que Chile le pida disculpas públicas e inicie reformas para garantizar derechos reproductivos card link

Sobreviviente de esterilización sin consentimiento logra que Chile le pida disculpas públicas e inicie reformas para garantizar derechos reproductivos

Santiago de Chile, Mayo 26 de 2022 - Hoy Francisca, como es conocida la sobreviviente por motivos de reserva de identidad, logró que el Estado chileno reconociera su responsabilidad internacional por los hechos que enfrentó [...]

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Center’s New Report Shows Legal Influence of Landmark SRHR Cases Across the Globe

Rulings by international and regional human rights bodies have established lasting legal protections for reproductive autonomy across borders and regions.

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Regression on Abortion Access Harms Women in Poland

26 January 2022 – One year after the ruling of Poland’s discredited Constitutional Tribunal banning access to abortion in almost all circumstances took effect, its devastating impact on the lives of women and all those [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR card link

Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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Groups Urge Poland to Implement the European Court of Human Rights’ Judgments and Ensure Women’s Access to Legal Reproductive Health Care

GENEVA - The Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers has again expressed serious concerns about Poland’s longstanding failure to ensure that women and girls in Poland can access legal abortion care in practice. In two [...]

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Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services

Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services (PRESS RELEASE)The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today called on Poland to immediately put [...]

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Over 200 Sexual Reproductive Right’s NGOs Call for Polish Parliament to Protect Women’s Health and Rights

Proposed Bill Continues Roll Back on Reproductive Rights Poland’s Parliament should listen to the voices of women across Poland and reject a regressive legislative proposal that would erode reproductive rights, over 200 human and women’s [...]

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Irish Parliamentary Committee Recommends Abortion Law Reform

Irish Parliamentary Committee Recommends Abortion Law Reform European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE)Today the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution—a select committee of the Irish Parliament [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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