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Access to Contraception Worldwide is Key to Women’s Human Rights

Access to Contraception Worldwide is Key to Women's Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) On the 63rd International Human Rights Day commemorating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which protects all people’s rights to equality and freedom [...]

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Derechos reproductivos: Una herramienta para monitorear las obligaciones de los Estados

Esta herramienta permite a los expertos que supervisan el cumplimiento de las normas jurídicas internacionales de derechos humanos evaluar el cumplimiento de las obligaciones específicas de los Estados en materia de derechos reproductivos. En primer [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean,Documents

Ireland’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013

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Brazilian Lawmakers Hear Testimony Regarding Discrimination Against Women Seeking Maternal Health Care

Brazilian Lawmakers Hear Testimony Regarding Discrimination Against Women Seeking Maternal Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) Two years after the United Nations declared Brazil responsible for the death of an Afro-Brazilian woman —calling on the State to provide [...]

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Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to United Nations

Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to U.N. (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Amanda Mellet [...]

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Shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee for its adoption of list of issues for Ireland

In August 2013 the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a letter to assist the Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Human Rights Committee in its formulation of issues for Ireland’s coming review under the International Covenant [...]

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New U.N. Report Links Adolescent Pregnancy to Human Rights Failures, Calls on States to Address Range of Contributing Issues

U.N. Report Links Adolescent Pregnancy to Human Rights Failures, Calls on States to Address Contributing Issues (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights commended the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today for linking adolescent pregnancy [...]

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Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Center for Reproductive Rights Participates In Public Hearing Addressing Restrictions on Emergency Contraception at the 149th Period of Sessions [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts, At the United Nations,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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United Nations: Women Living in War-Torn Countries Need Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services

UN: Women Living in War-Torn Countries Need Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services U.N. Security Council and CEDAW Committee Address Lack of Essential Health Care for Women Living in Conflict (PRESS RELEASE) Acknowledging the devastating impact of [...]

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Submission for OHCHR’s study on access to justice for children

Children face unique barriers in exercising their rights due to their lack of legal autonomy, states’ failure to enshrine their rights into laws and policies, and the lack of accessible remedies when their rights are [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Despite Country’s Own Laws, Costa Rica Continues to Deny Women Legal Abortion

Despite Country’s Own Laws, Costa Rica Continues to Deny Women Legal Abortion Center for Reproductive Rights brings second case of human rights violations in Costa Rica to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) [...]

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Shadow Letter on the Republic of Moldova to the Committee against Torture

On March 21, 2012, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partner, the Institutul pentru Drepturile Omului din Moldova (the Moldovan Institute for Human Rights), submitted a shadow letter to the Committee against Torture for [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Orders El Salvador Government to Allow Pregnant Woman with Critical Complications Access to Life-saving Health Care

IACHR Orders El Salvador Government to Allow Pregnant Woman Access to Life-Saving Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) Just hours after the Salvadoran Supreme Court denied a potentially life-saving abortion for a woman with serious complications in [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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