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Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns Prosecution of Polish Human Rights Defender Justyna Wydrzyńska  card link

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns Prosecution of Polish Human Rights Defender Justyna Wydrzyńska 

13.07.2022 (PRESS RELEASE): On Thursday the Praga Południe District Court in Poland’s capital Warsaw will hold its next hearing in the case of human rights defender Justyna Wydrzyńska. Wydrzyńska has been accused of helping a woman [...]

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Amicus on the Prosecution of Polish Human Rights Defender

The Center for Reproductive Rights presented an amicus to the Praga Południe District Court in Warsaw, Poland in the case of human rights defender Justyna Wydrzyńska. Wydrzyńska has been accused of helping a woman in [...]

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Center and Partners File Third-Party Submissions to European Court of Human Rights in Cases Challenging Poland’s Abortion Restrictions

The Center and international human rights partners intervene in three groups of cases challenging Poland's restrictive abortion law.

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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

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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Center and Partners Call on Europe and Broader International Community to Address the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Girls Impacted by the Conflict in Ukraine card link

Center and Partners Call on Europe and Broader International Community to Address the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Girls Impacted by the Conflict in Ukraine

In a Call to Action, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined more than 60 human rights organizations to urge the European Union, Member State governments, the United Nations, other donor governments, and the broader international [...]

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NGO letter to EU Ministers on the rule of law and human rights situation in Poland

More than 80 civil society organizations from across Europe call on EU member states to take action on the rule of law crisis in Poland in advance of a hearing by the General Affairs Council [...]

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Regression on Abortion Access Harms Women in Poland

26 January 2022 – One year after the ruling of Poland’s discredited Constitutional Tribunal banning access to abortion in almost all circumstances took effect, its devastating impact on the lives of women and all those [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Urges Poland to Ensure Access to Lawful Abortion Care card link

Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Urges Poland to Ensure Access to Lawful Abortion Care

12.03.2021 - On 2 December 2021, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe issued a issued a decision strongly urging Poland to adopt, without further delay, long overdue clear and unified procedures for access [...]

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Poland: A Year On, Abortion Ruling Harms Women

For Immediate Release (Brussels, October 19, 2021) – Women, girls, and all pregnant people have faced extreme barriers to accessing legal abortions in the year since a Constitutional Tribunal ruling virtually banned legal abortion in Poland, 14 human [...]

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High Court of Malawi Clarifies Law on Abortion

BLANTYRE, 06.24.2021 - (Press Release): The Malawi High Court has reaffirmed the statutory protections for legal abortion under narrow circumstances. In its ruling, the court reiterated that despite the existing legal restrictions on access to [...]

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CM v. The Hospital Director of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital & The Minister of Health (High Court of Malawi)

High Court of Malawi Clarifies Law on Abortion (Updated 06.28.2021) On June 15 2021, the Malawi High Court reaffirmed the statutory protections for legal abortion. In its ruling, the court reiterated that despite the existing [...]

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Civil society request to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU to take action on the deteriorating situation in Poland

The Center for Reproductive Rights joined over 200 European and international civil society organizations in a letter to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union calling on the Council to urgently address [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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