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Decriminalization of Abortion in Nepal: Imperative to Uphold Women’s Rights

This fact sheet highlights continued criminalization of women for seeking abortion beyond prescribed legal conditions despite progressive legislation that came into force in 2018. The Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights (SMRHR) Act aims to respect, [...]

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Manuela vs. El Salvador: El Impacto De La Prohibicion Absoluta Del Aborto Sobre Las Mujeres Que Sufren Emergencias Obstetricas

Abortion,El Salvador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Publications

Manuela v. El Salvador: The Impact of Blanket Abortion Bans on Women Experiencing Obstetric Emergencies

Available in Spanish: Manuela vs. El Salvador: El Impacto De La Prohibicion Absoluta Del Aborto Sobre Las Mujeres Que Sufren Emergencias Obstetricas

Abortion,El Salvador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Publications

Need of Separate Law on Abortion in Nepal, 2015

Publication developed by the Center and jointly published by Reproductive Health Rights Working Groups (RHRWG). The fact sheet presents why specific and comprehensive law on safe abortion is necessary in Nepal and what would be [...]

Abortion,Nepal,Publications

Es justo liberarlas: Mujeres privadas arbitrariamente de su libertad por emergencias obstétricas en El Salvador

El Salvador,Around the World,Publications

Son Niñas: Violaciones a los Derechos Reproductivos en América Latina y el Caribe

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR,Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua,Reporting on Rights,Publications

They Are Girls: Reproductive Rights Violations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Background The Latin America and Caribbean region is the only one in the world where the number of girls under 15 giving birth continues to rise. Access to sexual and reproductive health services can save [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,Latin America & Caribbean, Accountability Bodies,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Publications

Legislative Brief: Abortion Law Reform in Achieving the Development Goals of the Philippines

Respecting, protecting, and fulfilling women’s access to reproductive rights is essential to achieving a healthy, equitable, and developed Philippines. The International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, adopted by the Philippines in 1994, [...]

Abortion,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Fact Sheet: Independent Thought V. India

On October 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark judgment recognizing every girl’s right to bodily integrity, and penalizing rape within child marriage. In Independent Thought v. Union of India and Another, [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, India,In the Courts, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive Rights in Indian Courts

Over the last decade, Indian courts have issued several notable decisions recognizing women’s reproductive rights as part of the “inalienable survival rights” implicitly protected under the fundamental right to life. In certain ground-breaking judgments, the [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Criminalization of Abortion in the Philippines Fact Sheet

The Philippines criminalizes abortion without any clear exception. Despite the criminal abortion ban, women and girls continue to undergo abortions which are often performed under unsafe conditions and result in complications that require immediate medical [...]

Abortion,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,Publications

Miscarriage of Justice: The Impact of El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban (Advocacy Brief)

Miscarriage of Justice: The Impact of El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban (Advocacy Brief)

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Publications

Centering Human Rights in the Response to Zika

Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, this statement calls for a human rights-based approach to the Zika epidemic. It identifies states' obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of all impacted by the [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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