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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

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

Shadow Letters Bring Reproductive Rights to Light

The Center celebrated the recent concluding observations on Ecuador, Croatia and Moldova from the U.N. Human Rights Committee, which reaffirm the obligation of these states to guarantee reproductive rights. The Committee's concluding observations responded directly [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare,Europe, Croatia, Moldova, Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Shadow Letters & Reports

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Concluding Observations: Ecuador_Human Rights Committee_2009_English

In 2009, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights in Ecuador.  The letter highlighted the failure of the government to protect girls against [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Protections, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean,At the United Nations,Documents

Shadow Letter: Ecuador_Human Rights Committee_2009_English

In 2009, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights in Ecuador.  The letter highlighted the failure of the government to protect girls against [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Protections, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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