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New Report: Women and Girls in Kenya Lack Access to Comprehensive Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Despite Constitutional Framework

NAIROBI, 06.17.2021 (Press Release): A new report finds that women and girls in Kenya lack access to comprehensive information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) despite the country’s constitutional framework guaranteeing reproductive health [...]

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On the Adoption of the Third U.S. Universal Periodic Review

On March 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsoring organizations made remarks at the UN Human Rights Council commending the United States for supporting recommendations related to sexual and reproductive rights received in [...]

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U.N. Security Council affirms Women, Peace and Security Agenda

(New York)--Today, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2493 during the opening moments of the Security Council Annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and marks the tenth resolution since the [...]

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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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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the postponement of human rights treaty bodies

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the postponement of human rights treaty bodies In a recent letter to treaty body chairs, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, announced that due to [...]

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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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The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Kenyan Officials over recent Ban on Marie Stopes

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and co-counsel Sofia Rajab-Leteipan of Leteipan & Associates Advocates have today filed a case at the High Court, Nairobi, against Kenyan government officials. The petition is challenging the [...]

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UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights

UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes and firmly supports the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s General [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Center for Reproductive Rights’ Statement Following U.S. Withdrawal From United Nations Human Rights Council

Center for Reproductive Rights' Statement Following U.S. Withdrawal From United Nations Human Rights Council Center for Reproductive Rights' statement following U.S. withdrawal from United Nations Human Rights Council. "The Center for Reproductive Rights is deeply [...]

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Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal [...]

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Kenya’s High Court Rules in Favor of Woman Physically Abused During Delivery

Kenya’s High Court Rules in Favor of Woman Physically Abused During Delivery (PRESS RELEASE) A pregnant woman who was unlawfully physically and verbally abused by hospital staff and deliberately left to deliver on the floor, [...]

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Nurse Acquitted in a Pregnancy Complications Case

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Court of Appeal of Kenya acquitted Jackson Tali, a registered nurse who was arrested and sentenced to death on murder charges. Mr. Tali, who has been in custody at the G.K [...]

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UNFPA Report Addresses Economic Inequality and the Intersection with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

UNFPA Report Addresses Economic Inequality and the Intersection with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights commends the United [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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