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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on In-Vitro Fertilization a Human Rights Violation

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on IVF a Human Rights Violation (PRESS RELEASE) Costa Rica’s longstanding ban on in-vitro fertilization—which has barred countless individuals from building their families for almost 12 [...]

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

CAT Committee Includes Center’s Input in List of Issues for Upcoming Philippines Review

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee against Torture (CAT Committee) recommending questions to be incorporated in the List of Issues being prepared for the upcoming review of the Philippines. [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Asia, Philippines, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Concluding Observations from UN Reveal Grave Reproductive Rights Concerns in Indonesia

In July, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) held its review of Indonesia. The Concluding Observations from the session have just been released, highlighting recommendations made by the Center in [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Sex Education, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Documents

Center’s issues included in List of Issues for reviews of El Salvador and Chile by the CAT Committee

As part of its 2013 reviews of Chile and El Salvador, the Committee against Torture (CAT Committee) solicited input from civil society organizations to determine the issues that would be covered in the country revisions. [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, HIV/AIDS, Right to Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, El Salvador,At the United Nations,Documents

UN Urges the Slovak Government to Reform Reproductive Health

A recent review by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights found that Slovakia continues to fall short on certain key elements of reproductive health care. The Center for Reproductive Rights and [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding,Europe, Slovakia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Civil Society Declaration for Global Fammily Planning Summit

International human rights groups are urging world leaders attending next month’s global Family Planning Summit to ensure that any effort to increase the use of contraceptives be a part of a broader strategy to improve [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Contraception,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Accountability Bodies,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Best Practices for Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health: Submission to U.N. Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted information to the Independent Expert Review Group (iERG), a four-year panel that is part of the U.N. Secretary General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, on best practices [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Center Issues Oral Statement before U.N. on Adolescents’ Reproductive Rights

This week, the United Nations Commission on Population and Development holds its 45th session. The commission monitors and evaluates the implementation of the Programme of Action, a global agreement adopted by 179 governments nearly 20 [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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UN Calls on Uganda to Fulfill Human Rights Obligations

One year ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights and our partner, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA - Uganda), submitted a joint letter to the Human Rights Council (the Council), which was about to [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Africa, Uganda, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Causas Pendientes: Expediente de A.N.

A.N., una joven costarricense que a los 26 añ,os quedó, embarazada de un feto al que se le diagnosticó, una malformació,n severa incompatible con la vida extrauterina que le representaba una amenaza a su vida [...]

Latin America & Caribbean,Documents

Causas Pendientes: Expediente de F.S.

F.S., una mujer joven de un pueblo rural en Chile, fue esterilizada sin su conocimiento o consentimiento, cuando tenía 20 años porque era VIH-positiva. Las mujeres viviendo con VIH enfrentan estigmas y discriminación tanto por [...]

Latin America & Caribbean,Documents

Causas Pendientes: Expediente de L.C.

L.C. tenía sólo 13 años cuando fue violada por un hombre en su barrio en un área empobrecida de Lima, Perú. Su calvario empezó en 2006 con dicha violación, y en 2007 continuó cuando descubrió [...]

Latin America & Caribbean,Documents

Observaciones finales: Chile_CEDAW_2012_Español

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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