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Concluding Observations: Uganda, CEDAW

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions,Africa, Uganda, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Concluding Observations: Nicaragua, Convention on the Rights of the Child

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Nicaragua, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Concluding Observations: Ecuador, Committee against Torture

The Center submitted a shadow letter on Ecuador before the Committee against Torture in October 2010.  This letter underlines the human rights violations incurred due to pervasive sexual violence against girls in schools in Ecuador, [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Shadow Letter: Supplementary Information on Ecuador, Committee Against Torture

In October 2010, the Center submitted a shadow letter before the Committee against Torture to shed light on the dire situation of pervasive sexual violence against girls in schools in Ecuador and examine the human [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Letter to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Re: Costa Rican IVF Ban

The Costa Rican media recently reported1 that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights communicated report No. 85/10, the preliminary report for Case 12.361, to Costa Rica on August 23, 2010. This report establishes that decision [...]

Biased Information, Censorship, Medical Education,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Letter on Nicaragua to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

In September, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights of children and adolescents in Nicaragua.  Nicaragua is reporting to [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean, Nicaragua,At the United Nations,Documents

Submission to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Maternal Mortality, Morbidity and Human Rights

Submission to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the preparation of the thematic study on Maternal Mortality, Morbidity and Human Rights This submission responds to the OHCHR Note Verbale's [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Oral Intervention re: Poland:14th Session of the Human Rights Council

06.04.10 - The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health on his visit to Poland. We share the concerns voiced by the Special Rapporteur in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Statement to ECOSOC: Maternal Mortality and the MDGs (PDF)

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,At the United Nations,Documents

Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: USAID funding for the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia

The Honourable Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Clinton: I am writing to express my profound concern over United States Agency for [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia, United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Joint Letter to Melanne Verveer: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

  March 10, 2010 Ambassador-at-Large Melanne Verveer Global Women's Issues United States Department of State Washington, DC We, the undersigned representatives of women's, youth, and sexual and reproductive health and rights organizations would like to [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

In Harm’s Way: Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

  March 8, 2010 Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Clinton: As President of the Center for Reproductive Rights, I write to express my [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In Washington D.C.,Documents

Regulating Women’s Bodies, Violating Women’s Rights: Criminal Legislation that Contravenes the Beijing Platform for Action

CSW ORAL SUBMISSION, 54th Session March 1 - 12, 2010 Supporting Organizations: The Center for Reproductive Rights, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Catholics for Choice, Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Fundación para Estudio e [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Maternal Health,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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