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Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Teenager’s Death in Landmark Sexual Violence Case

President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador today held a public act of recognition of responsibility for the sexual violence suffered by teenager Paola Guzmán Albarracín that led her to suicide nearly two decades ago. The apology [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Center Appeals to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Release of Unjustly Imprisoned Salvadoran Women

Women at Risk of COVID-19 After Inaction by Salvadoran Government The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on December 3 and urged it to recommend that [...]

Abortion,El Salvador, Inter-American Human Rights System,Around the World,Story

Catalina Martínez Coral on the Center’s Recent Human Rights Victory in Latin America

Ruling from Inter-American Court of Human Rights Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence As a global organization, the Center for Reproductive Rights advances reproductive rights as human rights around the world. In August, the [...]

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Europe Update: Abortion Rights at Risk in Poland and Slovakia

Recent developments in Poland and Slovakia demonstrate the ongoing struggle to defend abortion rights against coordinated and systemic attacks on sexual and reproductive rights across the world.   Poland   Update: On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Poland’s government published an announcement from [...]

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International Solidarity with Women and Peaceful Protestors in Poland

As organizations committed to the advancement of human rights and gender equality, we stand in solidarity with all those in Poland who for the last week have peacefully protested against the politicized attack on women’s [...]

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Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal Rolls Back Reproductive Rights

The Polish Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling to invalidate the constitutionality of access to abortion on the ground of “severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that threatens the fetus’ life” will further harm women and [...]

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Joint Statement issued by Amnesty International, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch on Upcoming Session of the Constitutional Tribunal in Poland

Amnesty International, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch will be sending independent expert monitors to the forthcoming hearing of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal as the court prepares to issue a decision regarding [...]

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Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos condena a Ecuador y garantiza los derechos sexuales y reproductivos de las niñas en toda América Latina

Por primera vez la Corte IDH decide sobre un caso de violencia sexual contra niñas y adolescentes en el ámbito educativo y crea estándares para protegerlas de abuso en toda la región. El Centro de [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Landmark Ruling by Inter-American Court of Human Rights Sets International Standards to Prevent Sexual Violence in Schools

In a landmark ruling with wide-reaching impact, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights established legally binding standards to prevent sexual violence and harassment in schools throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and held Ecuador responsible [...]

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Landmark Ruling Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence Throughout Latin America

The Center and partners win a major case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that sets standards in countries throughout the region. In a landmark ruling with wide-reaching impact, the Inter-American Court of Human [...]

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Center and International Human Rights Partners Call on Poland to Reject Bills Restricting Sexual and Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights, along with more than 100 other human rights organizations, released a joint statement that calls for the Polish parliament to reject two harmful proposals to restrict abortion and sexuality education [...]

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Polish Parliament Must Reject Regressive Proposals on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

We are deeply concerned by relentless attempts to roll back sexual and reproductive rights in Poland. On 15 and 16 April Poland’s Parliament will again debate two draft bills that would severely limit access to [...]

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El Salvador: Grupo de Trabajo de Naciones Unidas afirma que mujeres que sufrieron emergencias obstétricas son víctimas de detenciones arbitrarias

ORGANIZACIONES LLAMAN AL ESTADO SALVADOREÑO A ACOGER LAS RECOMENDACIONES DEL ORGANISMO INTERNACIONAL El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos (CRR, por sus siglas en inglés), Women’s Equality Center (WEC), la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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