Latest News

Advanced Search

In re Access to Emergency Contraception in Chile (Chilean Constitutional Court)

On April 13, 2007, the Center filed a third party intervention in support of the national reproductive health and family planning regulations authorizing the free distribution of emergency contraception (EC). The Center’s intervention was a [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts,Case

In Support of Law Decriminalizing Abortion in Mexico City / Amici (Supreme Court of Mexico)

Filing date: Amicus brief submitted to Supreme Courts in February 2008Country/Region: , Mexico -LACPlaintiff(s): GIRECenter Attorney(s): , Lilian SepulvedaPartners: International Commission of Jurists, GIRE Summary: In February of 2008, the Center, in collaboration with the [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,In the Courts,Case

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Legal Prohibitions Worldwide

What is FGM? Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the collective name given to a number of cultural practices that involve the partial or total cutting of female genitals. FGM can be performed as early as [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

In re Access to Emergency Contraception in Ecuador / Amici (Constitutional Tribunal of Ecuador)

In 2005, anti-choice organizations in Ecuador filed a suit to outlaw emergency contraception, alleging that EC violates the right to life as established in the Ecuadorian constitution. As a result of their lawsuit, a lower [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,In the Courts,Case

In re Access to Emergency Contraception in Colombia (amicus brief) (Colombian Council of State)

On June 5, 2008, in a landmark decision, the Colombian Council of State ruled against anti-choice groups' efforts to ban emergency contraception. The court found that emergency contraception, commonly known as the "morning-after pill," is [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,Case

In re Abortion Law Challenge in Colombia / Amici (Constitutional Court of Colombia)

In April 2005, Colombian citizen Monica Róa, a former Center fellow and current attorney at Women's Link Worldwide, filed a petition with the Colombian Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality of Colombia’s abortion law, which categorically [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,Case

Challenge to Abortion Law in Nicaragua / Amici (Supreme Court of Nicaragua)

In May 2007, The Center for Reproductive Rights and Yale University's Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic submitted a joint friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court of Nicaragua.Country/Region: , Nicaragua/LACCenter Attorney(s): , Lilian Sepúlveda [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Nicaragua,In the Courts,Case

World Abortion Laws 2008 Fact Sheet

Currently, over 60% of the world's people live in countries where induced abortion is permitted either for a wide range of reasons or without restriction as to reason. In contrast, about 26% of all people [...]

Abortion,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

An International Human Right: Sexuality Education for Adolescents in Schools

An International Human Right: Sexuality Education for Adolescents in Schools

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Linking HIV and Reproductive Rights

The Center Spotlights Reproductive Rights at the XVII International AIDS Conference Human rights, including reproductive rights, must be at the center of the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Center for Reproductive Rights will be taking that [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Africa, Kenya, Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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