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The Global Gag Rule from the Perspective of the Women’s Movement in Peru

Edited remarks from a speech given by Susana Chavez of Centro de la Mujer Peruana Flora Tristán at an October 22, 2003 briefing for the U.S. Congress about Breaking the Silence: The Global Gag Rule’s [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Documents

Kalyani Meena v. Union of India & Ors

The Center filed a memorandum of support for Kalyani Meena v. Union of India &, Ors, a case developed in collaboration with the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) of India in 2008 to address the overwhelming [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Case

Centre for Health and Resource Management v. The State of Bihar & Others (2009)

Attorneys from HRLN conducted a fact-finding mission in 2010 that led to the subsequent withdrawal of the case in favor of refiling based on fresh evidence documenting reproductive rights violations in Bihar. For more information [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case

“Petition Filed Against Peru with UN CEDAW Committee”

The Center was mentioned in Ms. Magazine about our newly filed case against Peru on behalf of a 16-year-old rape survivor who suffered devastating consequences after being denied an abortion in her country. Her petition [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,In the Courts

L.C. v. Peru (UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women)

UN Committee Rules Treaty Obligations Guarantee Reproductive Health Services  (Updated 3.18.21) The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) ruled that Peru's failure to guarantee access to essential reproductive health services, including legal abortion, [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Right to Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Case

Teen Rape Victim Files Case Against Peru in U.N. Committee

Government Continues to Refuse Women Access to Legal Abortion Today, a 16-year-old Peruvian rape survivor who suffered devastating consequences after being denied an abortion filed a human rights petition against her government before the United [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,In the Courts

K.L. v. Peru: Final Decision

K.L. v. Peru: Final Decision Subject Matter: Refusal to provide medical services to the author in connection with a therapeutic abortion which is not a punishable offense and for which express provision has been made [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,In the Courts,Case Document

لجنة حقوق الإنسان في الأمم المتحدة تتخذ قراراً هاماً يؤسس لحق المرأة في الإجهاض القانوني

امرأة أرغمت على الاحتفاظ بجنين مشوه تربح الدعوى 17 نوفمبر/تشرين الثاني 2005 نيويورك- اتخذت لجنة حقوق الإنسان في الأمم المتحدة اليوم أول قرار حول الإجهاض في القضية التي رفعتها المدعية ك. ل. ضد حكومة البيرو. [...]

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Statements from Dr. Tiller’s Patients

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights released statements from some of Dr. George Tiller’s patients in response to his murder on May 31, 2009. Dr. Tiller was one of the country’s only providers who performed [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, United States

Center Supports Challenge to India’s Abortion Law

Today the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a legal memorandum, equivalent to a friend-of-the court brief, in a case challenging India’s abortion law.  The lawsuit was filed with the Indian Supreme Court by Dr. Nikhil [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,In the Courts

Center Case Receives Award for Promoting Gender Equality

K.L. v. Peru receives a Bronze Gavel at the 2009 Gender Justice Uncovered Awards This week, K.L. v. Peru, the Center’s groundbreaking case establishing that denying access to legal abortion violates women’s most basic human [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,In the Courts

India: Take Action on Safe Motherhood Day

April 11 is National Safe Motherhood Day in India.  On this day, the Center for Reproductive Rights calls on India to take urgent measures to reduce the country’s staggering number of maternal deaths and injuries. [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts

Gynecologist Challenges India’s Abortion Law

In the summer of 2008, a patient of Mumbai gynecologist Nikhil Datar found out in her 25th week of pregnancy that her fetus had a serious heart defect and would not likely survive after birth.  [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, India,In the Courts

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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