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Decriminalization of Abortion in Nepal: Imperative to Uphold Women’s Rights

This fact sheet highlights continued criminalization of women for seeking abortion beyond prescribed legal conditions despite progressive legislation that came into force in 2018. The Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights (SMRHR) Act aims to respect, [...]

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Manuela vs. El Salvador: El Impacto De La Prohibicion Absoluta Del Aborto Sobre Las Mujeres Que Sufren Emergencias Obstetricas

Abortion,El Salvador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Publications

Manuela v. El Salvador: The Impact of Blanket Abortion Bans on Women Experiencing Obstetric Emergencies

Available in Spanish: Manuela vs. El Salvador: El Impacto De La Prohibicion Absoluta Del Aborto Sobre Las Mujeres Que Sufren Emergencias Obstetricas

Abortion,El Salvador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Publications

Need of Separate Law on Abortion in Nepal, 2015

Publication developed by the Center and jointly published by Reproductive Health Rights Working Groups (RHRWG). The fact sheet presents why specific and comprehensive law on safe abortion is necessary in Nepal and what would be [...]

Abortion,Nepal,Publications

Es justo liberarlas: Mujeres privadas arbitrariamente de su libertad por emergencias obstétricas en El Salvador

El Salvador,Around the World,Publications

Son Niñas: Violaciones a los Derechos Reproductivos en América Latina y el Caribe

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR,Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua,Reporting on Rights,Publications

They Are Girls: Reproductive Rights Violations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Background The Latin America and Caribbean region is the only one in the world where the number of girls under 15 giving birth continues to rise. Access to sexual and reproductive health services can save [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,Latin America & Caribbean, Accountability Bodies,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Publications

Centering Human Rights in the Response to Zika

Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, this statement calls for a human rights-based approach to the Zika epidemic. It identifies states' obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of all impacted by the [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Violence against Women and Reproductive Rights in the Americas

The numerous forms of violence that are committed against women pose an obstacle to their individual development, violate their rights, and limit their freedoms. Violence against women blocks the full development of their capacities and [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

The Total Criminalization of Abortion in El Salvador

El Salvador has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, banning abortion in all circumstances, even when the pregnancy poses a risk to a woman’s life, health or in cases of rape. The country’s [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Alyne v. Brazil: Case of Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira (“Alyne”) v. Brazil

Alyne, una Afro-Brasilera de 28 años murió por complicaciones de un embarazo después de que un centro de salud privado y luego un centro de salud público le negaran atención de calidad de salud materna. [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,At the United Nations,Publications

Fact Sheet: Accountability for Child Marriage

Key U.N. recommendations to governments in South Asia on reproductive health and sexual violence.

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Manju & Others v. Government of Nepal

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, Manju &, Others v. Government of Nepal, which was filed in the Supreme Court of Nepal in September 2013, by Justice for All. [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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