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On the Adoption of the Third U.S. Universal Periodic Review

On March 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsoring organizations made remarks at the UN Human Rights Council commending the United States for supporting recommendations related to sexual and reproductive rights received in [...]

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U.N. Security Council affirms Women, Peace and Security Agenda

(New York)--Today, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2493 during the opening moments of the Security Council Annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and marks the tenth resolution since the [...]

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Court Rules Northern Irish Abortion Law Violates Women’s Human Rights

(Geneva)—The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes today’s judgement from the Northern Irish High Court which ruled that Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion law contravenes women’s human rights. The Center intervened as a third party in [...]

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UK Parliament votes to extend abortion and same-sex marriage rights in Northern Ireland

(GENEVA)--In a 332 to 99 vote, the UK Parliament has just adopted provisions calling for the decriminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland.  “This is a major step towards the advancement of reproductive rights in Northern [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the postponement of human rights treaty bodies

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the postponement of human rights treaty bodies In a recent letter to treaty body chairs, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, announced that due to [...]

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UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights

UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes and firmly supports the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s General [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights’ Statement Following U.S. Withdrawal From United Nations Human Rights Council

Center for Reproductive Rights' Statement Following U.S. Withdrawal From United Nations Human Rights Council Center for Reproductive Rights' statement following U.S. withdrawal from United Nations Human Rights Council. "The Center for Reproductive Rights is deeply [...]

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UNFPA Report Addresses Economic Inequality and the Intersection with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

UNFPA Report Addresses Economic Inequality and the Intersection with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights commends the United [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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European Union and United Nations Launch Spotlight Initiative to End Violence Against Women

European Union and United Nations Launch Spotlight Initiative to End Violence Against Women European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) This week the European Union and the United Nations kicked [...]

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Pays Lip Service To Human Rights While Trump Administration Continues To Violate Them

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Pays Lip Service To Human Rights While Trump Administration Continues To Violate Them Ambassador Haley Condemns Countries That Violate Human Rights, Dodges Questions on U.S. Role at the Council (PRESS RELEASE) [...]

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Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund

Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund Latest attack on reproductive health services threatens programs to reduce unintended pregnancies and prevent child marriages (PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.S. State Department announced its [...]

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Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Shares Her Story with U.N. Committee

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Shares Her Story with U.N. Committee (PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman who was wrongfully imprisoned after an obstetric emergency and later absolved and released in 2015 spoke to a United Nations [...]

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U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide (PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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