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Shadow Letter to the CEDAW Committee on Sierra Leone

The Center and L.A.W.Y.E.R.S. submitted this shadow letter to the CEDAW Committee during its 57th session in connection with its review of Sierra Leone. This letter highlights Sierra Leone’s obligation to guarantee all women reproductive [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health,Africa, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Documents

The Human Rights Committee Urges Malawi to Safeguard Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee), which monitors states’ implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, released its concluding observations on Malawi, urging the government to take [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Malawi, Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Whose Right to Life? Women’s Rights and Prenatal Protections under Human Rights and Comparative Law

The right to life is a fundamental human right, central to the enjoyment of all other human rights. International human rights law recognizes this basic right begins at birth, and international and regional human rights [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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