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ACERWC Recommends Tanzania Reform Education Policy That Violates Rights of Pregnant and Married Adolescent Girls card link

ACERWC Recommends Tanzania Reform Education Policy That Violates Rights of Pregnant and Married Adolescent Girls

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Sept 18, 2022: Today, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC, also “the Committee”), found that the United Republic of Tanzania violated multiple human rights and gender [...]

Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,News

En Honduras cada día la ley obliga a tres niñas violadas a ser madres

La prohibición absoluta del aborto es una violación a los derechos fundamentales de esas niñas.

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Honduras,Reporting on Rights,Press Releases

Joint Submission to Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan

The Center for Reproductive Rights and Aahung, a Karachi-based NGO, presented this joint submission on July 13, 2022, to supplement the report of the Government of Pakistan scheduled for review in the 42nd session of [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality, SRHR General,Asia, Pakistan, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Comisión de la Verdad de Colombia reconoce las violencias reproductivas y recomienda no asperjar glifosato

(Comunicado de prensa) Por primera vez en la historia de las comisiones para el esclarecimiento de la verdad, se reconoce la ocurrencia de formas de violencia reproductiva. El informe de la Comisión de la Verdad [...]

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Statement by Martin Onyango on the Sierra Leone President’s Announcement Backing a Risk-free Motherhood Bill

Statement on President Julius Maada Bio’s announcement during the 10th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights that the government intends to unanimously back a bill on risk-free motherhood.

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Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict card link

Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Center condemns the continued use of sexual violence as a tactic of war in many contexts around the world.

Humanitarian Settings, SRHR General,United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Press Releases

Chilean Government Publicly Apologizes to a Woman Who was Sterilized Without Her Consent Based on HIV Status 

Today, a Chilean woman named Francisca received a public apology from the Chilean government for having been sterilized without her authorization after giving birth in 2002.

SRHR General,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts,News

Report: Poor Policies Contributed to Spike in Unintended Pregnancies and Unsafe Abortions at the Height of COVID-19 Pandemic in Five African Countries

NAIROBI, 19 May 2022- A new report reveals that women and girls from households living on lower incomes in five African countries faced multiple barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services at the [...]

SRHR General,Africa, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,Press Releases

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Another Woman Unjustly Convicted due to Pregnancy Complication is Released in El Salvador 

03.29.2022 (PRESS STATEMENT) – In El Salvador, another woman—of the many unjustly convicted for homicide after an accusation of a suspected abortion—was released after serving more than 13 years in prison. Maritza, whose full name [...]

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High Court Judgement in Malindi Protects Women, Girls and Healthcare Providers from Arbitrary Abortion-Related Arrests and Prosecutions

In a landmark ruling today, the High Court of Malindi strongly affirmed that abortion care is a fundamental right under the Constitution of Kenya and that arbitrary arrests and prosecution of patients and healthcare providers [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,News

World Health Organization (WHO) Issues New Abortion Guideline

03.08.22 (STATEMENT) – Today the World Health Organization issued its new abortion guideline, which is the organization’s definitive recommendations on abortion care.  It provides recommendations on the clinical management of abortion, service delivery, as well [...]

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Statements from the Center for Reproductive Rights on the Constitutional Court Decision Decriminalizing Abortion in Colombia

02.21.22 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the Constitutional Court of Colombia issued a ruling decriminalizing abortion up to 24 weeks gestation, a move expected to further eliminate barriers to legal abortion and help to end criminal [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,News

Ganan las mujeres: Corte Constitucional de Colombia elimina el delito del aborto hasta la semana 24, tras fallar a favor de la demanda del Movimiento Causa Justa.

El 21 de febrero de 2022, la Corte Constitucional decidió eliminar el delito de aborto hasta la semana 24 de gestación, y mantiene la aplicación de las causales después de ese tiempo establecido, conforme con [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,Press Releases

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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