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Safe Abortion Through Medical Abortion and Self-Management in Select Asian Countries card link

Safe Abortion Through Medical Abortion and Self-Management in Select Asian Countries

Published collaboratively by Center for Reproductive Rights and South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI), this paper outlines the existing public health standards and the current human rights standards on abortion including medical and self-managed abortions.

Abortion,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Legislative Brief: Abortion Law Reform in Achieving the Development Goals of the Philippines

Respecting, protecting, and fulfilling women’s access to reproductive rights is essential to achieving a healthy, equitable, and developed Philippines. The International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, adopted by the Philippines in 1994, [...]

Abortion,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,Publications

Criminalization of Abortion in the Philippines Fact Sheet

The Philippines criminalizes abortion without any clear exception. Despite the criminal abortion ban, women and girls continue to undergo abortions which are often performed under unsafe conditions and result in complications that require immediate medical [...]

Abortion,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,Publications

Facing Uganda’s Law on Abortion

Maternal mortality continues to be a formidable factor in the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Uganda. Indeed 343 women out of every 100,000 women die from preventable pregnancy-related complications each [...]

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Facing Uganda’s Law on Abortion: Experiences from Women and Service Providers

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Accountability for Discrimination Against Women in the Philippines: Key Findings and Recommendations from the CEDAW Committee’s Special Inquiry on Reproductive Rights card link

Accountability for Discrimination Against Women in the Philippines: Key Findings and Recommendations from the CEDAW Committee’s Special Inquiry on Reproductive Rights

A 2007 report by the Center documenting human rights violations associated with Executive Order 003 became the basis for a special inquiry convened by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women [...]

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The Stakes are High: The Tragic Impact of Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda

 

Abortion,Africa, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting their Reproductive Lives East and Southeast Asia

,A joint venture between the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW), and four NGO partners in East and Southeast Asia, Women of the World: East and Southeast Asia [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Asia, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Download Report: Imposing Misery (Updated Edition) card link

Download Report: Imposing Misery (Updated Edition)

The Center’s report Imposing Misery, released in 2007, highlighted the devastating effects of an Executive Order (EO) that, for the past ten years, has acted as a de facto ban on modern forms of contraception [...]

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Download Report: Forsaken Lives

Criminal bans on abortion are harmful not only to women but also undermine entire health systems. The report, Forsaken Lives: The Harmful Impact of the Philippine Criminal Abortion Ban, documents the experiences of women in [...]

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Facts on Abortion in the Philippines: Criminalization and a General Ban on Abortion

The Center for Reproductive Rights works nationally and internationally to expand access to reproductive healthcare for women around the world. We have conducted years of investigative research into the status of reproductive rights in the [...]

Abortion,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,Publications

Imposing Misery: The Impact of Manila’s Contraception Ban on Women and Families

Likhaan, ReproCen, and the Center for Reproductive Rights have released a report documenting the devastating impact of Manila’s contraception ban on women and their families. In 2000, the mayor of Manila, Jose "Lito" Atienza, issued [...]

Contraception,Asia, Philippines,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Breaking the Silence: The Global Gag Rule’s Impact on Unsafe Abortion

Executive Summary Every year, twenty million—mostly poor—women around the world are driven to unsafe abortion. More than 95% of these abortions occur in low-income countries. And every year, complications from these procedures claim the lives [...]

Abortion, Censorship, Global Gag Rule,Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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