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Leading on Normative Development at the UN Human Rights Council

The Center extensively engages at the Human Rights Council to amplify the voices and priorities of our national partners at the global level and to ensure that the strongest human rights standards, including those pertaining [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health,United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

The Right to Life Under International Human Rights Law

The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors state compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by 173 countries, issued a General Comment to states on the interpretation of Article 6 of [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health,United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Human Rights Violations of 16-Year-Old Girl on Behalf of the State

Today, President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador, on behalf of the State of Ecuador, 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.   [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,In the Courts,Press Releases

Ecuador Ofreció Disculpas Públicas por la Violencia que Vivió Paola Guzmán Albarracín

Este 9 de diciembre, Petita Albarracín ha logrado que el Estado ecuatoriano reconozca su responsabilidad y le pida disculpas públicas por no haber protegido a su hija Paola Guzmán Albarracín de la violencia sexual que [...]

Latin America & Caribbean,In the Courts,News

Civil Society Statement of Solidarity with UN Special Procedures Mandate Holders

Following the U.S. government’s response to the human rights experts’ communication around abortion access in the United States in the context of COVID-19, the Center for Reproductive Rights, together with numerous other organizations, published a [...]

Abortion,United Nations,Documents

Submission to the European Court of Human Rights regarding B.B. v. Poland (ECHR, App. No. 67171/17)

Submission by the Center for Reproductive Rights to the European Court of Human Rights regarding B.B. v. Poland (ECHR, App. No. 67171/17), 24 September 2020

Abortion,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

El gobierno colombiano no debe reanudar las aspersiones con glifosato porque generan riesgos para la salud reproductiva

3 de septiembre de 2020 — El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad del Valle presentan una investigación que revela que la exposición al glifosato puede tener impactos [...]

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The Colombian government should not restart glyphosate spraying because it causes reproductive health risks

September 3rd, 2020 — The Center for Reproductive Rights and the School of Public Health of the Universidad del Valle present an investigation that reveals the negative impacts of glyphosate exposure on people's reproductive health, [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Colombia,Reporting on Rights,News

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Report: Lives at stake as more Kenyan women and girls opt for unsafe abortion despite constitutional protections

The publication highlights ineffective implementation of Article 26(4) of the Constitution, inadequate application of the provision in adjudicating abortion cases, and entrenchment of abortion stigma in criminal justice system The number of women and girls [...]

Abortion,Africa,Engaging Policymakers,News

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 [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

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 [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

STATEMENT: Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns the United States’ Withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in response to the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO): “The Center for Reproductive Rights condemns the Trump administration’s unjustified and harmful withdrawal from the World Health Organization [...]

Accountability Bodies,Around the World,News

Sexual and Reproductive Rights During COVID-19 Response and Beyond: Standards from the United Nations

The potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls is profound. Women and girls in all regions of the world have been disproportionately affected [...]

Abortion,United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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