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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights files case of Manuela vs. El Salvador before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Bogotá, New York, San Salvador (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partner in El Salvador, Agrupación Ciudadana para la Despenalización del Aborto, celebrate the decision taken by the Inter-American Commission [...]

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Justice for Evelyn

  Justice for Evelyn El Salvador frees woman wrongly accused under repressive abortion laws         UPDATE: El Salvador’s attorney general has announced that he is appealing Evelyn’s acquittal. This is the state’s [...]

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The Center wins a major victory for abortion rights in Africa

In a groundbreaking decision, the High Court of Kenya ruled that the Ministry of Health’s 2014 withdrawal of the “Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe Abortion in Kenya” (Standards and Guidelines), and [...]

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Kenya’s High Court issues a landmark ruling on access to safe abortion in a case against Ministry of Health 

Kenya’s High Court issues a landmark ruling on access to safe abortion in a case against Ministry of Health   Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a landmark case challenging the government’s withdrawal of “Standards [...]

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Demanding Accountability

Demanding Accountability Latin America is the only region in the world in which the pregnancy rate for girls under 15 years of age is rising. Most of these pregnancies are the result of rape, frequently [...]

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Innovative litigation filed against three countries to protect girls’ rights in Latin America

Innovative litigation filed against three countries to protect girls’ rights in Latin America The cases from Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua highlight the concerning human rights abuses against girls in the region, including forced pregnancies and [...]

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Standing up Against Abortion Opposition in Nairobi

The Center for Reproductive Rights and ally organizations take a petition to the government demanding anti-abortion billboards come down UPDATE: SUCCESS! The billboards came down in May. The Nairobi County Government responded to our request, [...]

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The Center for Reproductive Rights, its regional partners and women’s groups demand that Nairobi County remove billboards with misleading information on the constitutional right to abortion

The Center, partners, and advocates demand Nairobi County remove billboards with misleading information on abortion Today, a coalition of 11 civil society organizations, individuals and women’s groups under the umbrella Team Life delivered a petition to Nairobi County Governor, Mike Mbuvi, demanding the immediate [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Peru Apologizes to K.L.

18 years after K.L. was denied an abortion and forced to carry a nonviable pregnancy to term, Peru offers her an official apology. K.L. was 17 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when she found [...]

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El Salvador Releases Three Women Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned for Obstetric Emergencies

El Salvador Releases Three Women Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned for Obstetric Emergencies San Salvador (PRESS RELEASE)—The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the government of El Salvador's decision to commute the prison sentences of three women [...]

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The tragic impacts of unsafe abortion care in Kenya are all too real.

Wanjiku's Story Hundreds of thousands of Kenyan women and girls have risked their lives to end a pregnancy. This is Wanjiku's story. In Kenya, abortion is allowed only when the life and health of the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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