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Call on Costa Rica Now

For too long, women in Costa Rica have been denied legal abortion services—help us fight back. Your voice counts – sign the petition now to urge the Costa Rican government to permit women to receive [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

FIV en Costa Rica

La nueva Hoja Informativa del Centro de Derechos Reproductivos presenta la decisión de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (en adelante Corte IDH) el Caso Artavia Murillo y Otros (“Fecundación in Vitro) v. Costa Rica [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,In the Courts,Documents

Unspeakable Cruelty

The Costa Rican government ignored its laws and inflicted brutal suffering on a woman who had every right to a legal abortion. Aurora was on the way to her friend’s house when the bleeding started. [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America

Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America Miguel and Ileana worked together for one year at a car dealership in the late 1980s. They fell for each other in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,News

The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Zambia, Asia, Nepal, Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Shadow letter to CEDAW on the state of reproductive and sexual health and rights in Costa Rica

On May 25, 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Asociación Colectiva por el Derecho a Decidir, the Centro de Investigación y Promoción para América Central de Derechos Humanos, Law Students for Reproductive Justice of [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,At the United Nations,Documents

Letter to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Re: Costa Rican IVF Ban

The Costa Rican media recently reported1 that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights communicated report No. 85/10, the preliminary report for Case 12.361, to Costa Rica on August 23, 2010. This report establishes that decision [...]

Biased Information, Censorship, Medical Education,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Civil Society in Central America, Mexico and the Spanish-Speaking Carribean Meet with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

(Guatemala City - Guatemala, March 23) United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Anand Grover, visited Guatemala City on March 22 and 23 [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Shadow Letter: Jamaica_CEDAW_2001_English

Shadow Letter: Jamaica_CEDAW_2001_English

Latin America & Caribbean, Jamaica, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Concluding Observations: Costa Rica_Human Rights Committee_2007_Spanish

Concluding Observations: Costa Rica_Human Rights Committee_2007_Spanish

Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Letter: Costa Rica_Human Rights Committee_2007_Spanish

Concluding Observations: Costa Rica_Human Rights Committee_2007_Spanish

Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Concluding Observations: Bolivia_CESCR_2001_Spanish

Concluding Observations: Bolivia_CESCR_2001_Spanish

Latin America & Caribbean, Bolivia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Report: Bolivia_CESCR_2001_Spanish

Concluding Observations: Bolivia_CESCR_2001_Spanish

Latin America & Caribbean, Bolivia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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