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African Committee Recommends Tanzania Reform Policies That Barred Pregnant Girls from School

Ruling by ACERWC in case brought by the Center and its partner marks a victory for adolescent girls in Tanzania and beyond.

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ACERWC Recommends Tanzania Reform Education Policy That Violates Rights of Pregnant and Married Adolescent Girls

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Sept 18, 2022: Today, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC, also “the Committee”), found that the United Republic of Tanzania violated multiple human rights and gender [...]

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With its Regression on Abortion Rights, the U.S. is a Global Outlier

The United States is one of only four countries that has rolled back abortion rights since 1994.

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Statement by Martin Onyango on the Sierra Leone President’s Announcement Backing a Risk-free Motherhood Bill

Statement on President Julius Maada Bio’s announcement during the 10th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights that the government intends to unanimously back a bill on risk-free motherhood.

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New Report Examines Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Five African Countries

Report by Center and partners also outlines recommendations for governments to improve access to SRHR services.

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Report: Poor Policies Contributed to Spike in Unintended Pregnancies and Unsafe Abortions at the Height of COVID-19 Pandemic in Five African Countries card link

Report: Poor Policies Contributed to Spike in Unintended Pregnancies and Unsafe Abortions at the Height of COVID-19 Pandemic in Five African Countries

NAIROBI, 19 May 2022- A new report reveals that women and girls from households living on lower incomes in five African countries faced multiple barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services at the [...]

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Pilot Program at Uganda Refugee Settlement Improves Delivery of SRHR Services

New report outlines how a “circle of accountability” program by the Center and CARE Uganda brought refugee and host women and girls closer to decisions impacting their lives.

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Kenyan High Court Affirms the Right to Abortion Under the Constitution and Directs Parliament to Enact Reforms

Landmark ruling in case defending a minor and a clinician will protect patients and providers from arrest and prosecution for seeking and providing abortion services.

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High Court Judgement in Malindi Protects Women, Girls and Healthcare Providers from Arbitrary Abortion-Related Arrests and Prosecutions

In a landmark ruling today, the High Court of Malindi strongly affirmed that abortion care is a fundamental right under the Constitution of Kenya and that arbitrary arrests and prosecution of patients and healthcare providers [...]

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Wrongfully Arrested for Seeking Abortion Care, Kenyan Woman and Nurse Exonerated with Help from the Center and its Partner

Despite constitutional protections for reproductive health care, law enforcement officers often harass, arrest, and prosecute patients and providers.

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Withdrawal of Grade 7 Textbooks from Mozambique Education Curriculum Over Sex Topics

PRESS STATEMENT 02.18.2022 Statement by Evelyne Opondo, Senior Regional Director for Africa, Center for Reproductive Rights: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) notes with concern, the move by the Ministry of Education in the [...]

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In Op-ed, the Center’s Evelyne Opondo Calls on Kenya to Stop the Harassment of Women and Girls Seeking Abortion Care

The Kenyan government must align its penal code with the 2010 Constitution, says the Center’s Evelyne Opondo

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New Program in Africa to Improve Adolescents’ Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and Rights

“SHE SOARS” project is expected to reach more than 200,000 out-of-school girls In Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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