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In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results. Keep up the momentum in 2015. Donate today. Here are [...]

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Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic signed the country’s amended Penal Code on Friday that will finally allow women access to safe abortion services in [...]

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Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Dominican Republic Chamber of Deputies has agreed to amend the country’s Penal Code to allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when [...]

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​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code

​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code (PRESS RELEASE) Despite more than 90,000 unsafe abortions occurring in the Dominican Republic each year and decades of international human rights law establishing a woman’s [...]

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12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion

12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Twelve countries denounced the criminalization of abortion in El Salvador this week as part of the Universal Periodic Review of the country currently being [...]

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Organization of American States Links Abortion Restrictions to Violence Against Women; Calls on Governments to Decriminalize Abortion

OAS Links Abortion Restrictions to Violence Against Women, Calls Governments to Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) For the first time ever a committee within the Organization of American States (OAS)—considered to be the United Nations for the [...]

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Forced Sterilization in Chile

Forced Sterilization in Chile Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Forced Sterilization Case of HIV Positive Woman to Human Rights Commission

Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Forced Sterilization Case of HIV Positive Woman to Human Rights Commission Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Hear Case on the Forced Sterilization of Chilean Woman Living with HIV (PRESS [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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A Map of Progress

Worldwide, abortion laws have been liberalizing over the last 20 years. And the momentum is only accelerating. In a country like the United States, where attacks on a woman’s right to abortion are frequent, it [...]

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Peruvian Government Complies with Settlement in Decades-old Sexual Assault Case

Peruvian Government Complies with Settlement in Decades-old Sexual Assault Case Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Closes Sexual Assault Case in Peruvian Public Hospital (PRESS RELEASE) Almost 20 years since a doctor at a public hospital [...]

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Human Rights v. World Cup

Human Rights v. World Cup “How can we balance our love of the game with our commitment to human rights?” asks Human Rights Watch Deputy Director, Iain Levine, in his timely opinion piece in Foreign [...]

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Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage

Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage Manuela’s story is the stuff of nightmares. The young mother from El Salvador had not been feeling well for several years. She sought medical attention for what seemed [...]

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UN Committee: El Salvador’s Absolute Ban on Abortion Violates Women’s Human Rights

UN Committee: El Salvador’s Absolute Ban on Abortion Violates Women’s Human Rights Committee calls on Salvadoran government to immediately review and amend the country’s extreme abortion laws, which have led to the harsh criminalization of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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