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U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide (PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a [...]

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Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case

Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government intends to give compensation to Amanda Mellet following a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognizing [...]

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Uganda Rejects Calls to Amend Its Abortion Law During U.N. Human Rights Council Review

Uganda Rejects Calls to Amend Its Abortion Law During U.N. Human Rights Council Review (PRESS RELEASE) The government of Uganda rejected recommendations last week to revise its abortion legislation. A Uganda delegation responded to a [...]

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Philippine Commission on Human Rights Report: Criminalization of Abortion Stigmatizes Women

Philippine Commission on Human Rights Report: Criminalization of Abortion Stigmatizes Women (PRESS RELEASE) The criminal ban on abortion in the Philippines stigmatizes women and has led to many poor women resorting to unsafe abortion—according to [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland’s Restrictive Abortion Law

U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland's Restrictive Abortion Law (PRESS RELEASE) Women in Poland may face risks to their health and lives as a result of the country’s highly restrictive abortion law—according to a [...]

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Salvadoran Court Upholds Freedom of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage

Salvadoran Court Upholds Freedom of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage (PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released will remain free, according to the San Salvador Third Criminal [...]

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Joint submission to the Human Rights Committee for the periodic review of Slovakia (2016)

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government should take measures to legalize abortion in certain circumstances and provide sexual and reproductive health information and services, according [...]

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New Amendment Introduced in El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

New Amendment Introduced in El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) This week an amendment to decriminalize abortion in certain circumstances was introduced in El Salvador. If passed, abortion would become legal [...]

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New Report Calls for Legal Accountability for States to Ensure Reproductive Rights

New Report Calls for Legal Accountability for States to Ensure Reproductive Rights (PRESS RELEASE) This week global human rights experts released a report calling for governments to provide greater resources and accountability to ensure reproductive [...]

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Chile’s Senate Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill

Chile's Senate Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill (PRESS RELEASE) This week Chile’s Senate Health Commission agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of [...]

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Joint submission to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers regarding implementation of R.R. v Poland (2016)

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U.N. Experts Call For Dominican Republic to Repeal Restrictive Abortion Laws

U.N. Experts Call For Dominican Republic to Repeal Restrictive Abortion Laws (PRESS RELEASE) A group of United Nations experts urged President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic to work with legislators to protect women and [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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