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Amicus Work: Latin America and the Caribbean

Case of I.V. v. Bolivia  Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2016) Issue: Bolivia’s policy of forced sterilization  Center Position: Forced sterilization is a human rights violation. I.V., a Bolivian, sued Bolivia when she was sterilized [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru,Case Document

Reproductive Health and Rights Related Decisions by the Supreme Court of Nepal (Nepali Version)

The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued several positive judgments and landmark decisions in the field of reproductive health and rights.  These judgments and decisions have helped ensure women’s reproductive health and rights under the [...]

Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case Document

Supreme Court of Nepal Decision: Lakshmi v. Government of Nepal

In a landmark decision issued on May 20, 2009, Nepal’s Supreme Court directed the government – specifically the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of [...]

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case Document

Amicus Work – Asia

Lakshmi v Government of Nepal Supreme Court of Nepal (2008) Issue: The petition challenged the Nepal government’s failure to ensure adequate access to safe abortion services despite the decriminalization of abortion on broad grounds in 2002. [...]

Asia, Nepal,Case Document

Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula

Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula The high court in Pakistan’s Sindh region is facing the country’s first case to seek recognition of the widespread incidence of obstetric fistula as a violation of women’s fundamental [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Pakistan,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight
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Progress on Reproductive Health in the Philippines

Progress on Reproductive Health in the Philippines One year after the publication of a groundbreaking United Nations report that held the Philippine government accountable for grave and systematic reproductive rights violations, there are signs of [...]

Abortion, Contraception,Asia, Philippines,At the United Nations,Center in the Spotlight

Daily Beast: Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion?

Daily Beast: Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion? Emily Shire Spain’s about to become the most repressive country in the EU when it comes to abortion rights—even as it has embraced gay [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers,Europe, Spain,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

Reuters: IWD 2014: No equality without reproductive autonomy

Reuters: IWD 2014: No equality without reproductive autonomy Nancy Northup Earlier this year, France’s National Assembly moved to amend its country’s laws to reaffirm women’s absolute right to end a pregnancy through the first 12 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Spain, United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In the States (USA), Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Guardian: Philippines needs resolute political support on reproductive health

A First Step Forward in the Philippines By Melissa Upreti, Regional director for Asia, Center for Reproductive Rights Women in the Philippines have lacked autonomy over their bodies for decades. The overwhelming political power of [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding,Asia, Philippines,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Los Angeles Times: Philippines president signs law easing access to contraceptives

Los Angeles Times: Philippines president signs law easing access to contraceptives By Kenneth R. Weiss and Sol Vanzi "Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has signed legislation that will provide modern contraceptives to the nation’s poorest [...]

Contraception,Asia, Philippines,Center in the Spotlight

The Himalayan Times: The urgent need of comprehensive law

The Himalayan Times: The urgent need of comprehensive law By Sapana Malla Pradhan In Nepal, we just culminated a month long celebration acknowledging abortion law reform in this country, including the amendment to the Muluki [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Al Jazeera: Let them have contraception

Al Jazeera: Let them have contraception By: Manuela Picq "The London Summit on Family Planning is happening on July 11. It is an initiative from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK government [...]

Contraception,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

New York Times Letter to the Editor: Forced Abortion in China

New York Times Letter to the Editor: Forced Abortion in China By Nancy Northup, President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights Re 'Forced to Abort, Chinese Woman Under Pressure” (news article, June 27): The outrage [...]

Abortion,Asia, China,Center in the Spotlight

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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