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European Court of Human Rights Rules that Ireland Abortion Ban Violates Human Rights, But Doesn’t Go Far Enough

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Ireland's ban on abortion violated the human rights of a woman who was forced to travel out of the country to obtain an abortion [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World

Defending Rights & Saving Lives: 2010 Accomplishments

No woman should have to risk her life because she cannot get the essential reproductive care she deserves. This tenet is the cornerstone of the Center for Reproductive Rights work. Looking back at 2010, the [...]

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The Council of Europe Undermines Women’s Human Rights

On October 7, anti-abortion members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) successfully hijacked a resolution intended to regulate conscientious objection, turning it on its head in order to serve their ideological [...]

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Reproductive Rights are Human Rights (Russian Edition)

Download the Russian edition of Reproductive Rights are Human Rights below. Права-это-Правa.pdf

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections, Contraception, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Europe, Russia, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Abortion Opponents Undercut Council of Europe Resolution on Conscientious Objection

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) undercut a resolution intended to regulate the use of conscientious objection by reproductive healthcare providers. The resolution did not pass as proposed and [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights
Reproductive Rights are Human Rights 2009 card link

Reproductive Rights are Human Rights 2009

Women's reproductive rights are essential to realizing a wide range of fundamental human rights. In particular, women's lives, liberty and security, heath, autonomy, privacy, equality and non-discrimination and education, among others, cannot be protected without [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Center Celebrates International Women’s Day and Launch of UN Women

On March 8, the Center for Reproductive Rights joins women around the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, as well as the official launch of UN Women, the newly created United [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Censorship, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

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