Latest News

Advanced Search

New Law Legalizes Abortion in Northern Ireland

Abortion will soon be legal in Northern Ireland after the adoption of new regulations by the United Kingdom on March 25 that allow women access to abortion on request up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. The [...]

Abortion,Europe, Northern Ireland,Reporting on Rights,News

Victory for Women in Northern Ireland

Victory for Women in Northern Ireland Court rules restrictive abortion law violates women’s rights Today, in a victory for women’s reproductive rights in Northern Ireland, the High Court of Northern Ireland ruled that the jurisdiction’s [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Northern Ireland,In the Courts,News

Northern Ireland Takes Critical Step Toward Decriminalization of Abortion

Northern Ireland Takes Critical Step Toward Decriminalization of Abortion In contrast to the recent proliferation of abortion bans and restrictions throughout the United States, the overall global trend is toward the liberalization of abortion laws [...]

Abortion,Europe, Northern Ireland,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Fighting for Girlhood

Fighting for Girlhood Child marriage violates the rights of millions across the world each year. But the UN just took notable steps to end its ravages. At age 15, Gita should have been cramming for [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Ending Child Marriage

Ending Child Marriage A first-ever international appeal aims to end child marriage in South Asia “I was turned into someone’s wife before I knew what it meant to me,” remembers Rahar Maya Biswokarma, a Nepalese [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Melissa Upreti Twenty-five thousand children worldwide, most of whom are girls, are married every day.  While many countries have laws that clearly [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations,News

Combatting Child Marriage

Combatting Child Marriage The numbers are disturbing. According to a recent UNICEF study, one in nine girls in the developing world will marry before age 15, one in three will marry before 18. Some are [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,Reporting on Rights,News

UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage

UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage For the first time in history, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution dedicated to ending the blight of child marriage. Over 100 countries co-sponsored [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Childhood Discarded

A new report calls on the governments in South Asia to stop the human rights crisis that is child marriage. At a time when girls in many countries are thinking about their math homework or [...]

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

Contraceptive Access Case Filed In Supreme Court of Nepal

Contraceptive Access Case Filed In Supreme Court of Nepal Last month, the first case to be developed by the Center for Reproductive Rights’ South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) was filed in the [...]

Other Barriers, Contraception,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,News

New Report Highlights 16 Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights from the Supreme Court of Nepal

New Report Highlights 16 Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights from the Supreme Court of Nepal “Supreme Court’s Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights,” launched in June 2013, is the latest publication from the Asia [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

The Only Clinic in N. Ireland Survives

The Only Clinic in N. Ireland Survives Northern Ireland, a country with limited abortion options, has just one private abortion clinic, which opened in 2012. This week, the Northern Ireland Assembly tried to shut down [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Northern Ireland,Reporting on Rights,News

New Beginning in Nepal

New Beginning in Nepal As the only global legal advocacy group dedicated to the advancement of reproductive rights worldwide, the Center set a goal several years ago to establish a strong presence in the places [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Public Funding,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Scroll Up