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Decision: Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil

In the first maternal death case to be decided by an international human rights body, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) establishes that governments have a human rights obligation [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Documents

Statement to ECOSOC: Maternal Mortality and the MDGs (PDF)

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,At the United Nations,Documents

Shadow Letter to CESCR on Brazil (2009)

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for its review of Brazil during its 42nd Session in May 2009. The letter discusses the issue [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Concluding Observations: Brazil_CEDAW_2007_English

Concluding Observations: Brazil_CEDAW_2007_English

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Letter: Reproductive Healthcare in Brazil, CEDAW’s 39th Session

The Right to Reproductive Health Care (Article 12, together with Articles 1, 10 & 16 of CEDAW) Reproductive rights are fundamental to women’s health and social equality, and an explicit part of the Committee’s mandate [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Concluding Observations: Thailand_CEDAW_2006_English

Concluding Observations: Thailand_CEDAW_2006_English

Asia, Thailand, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Letter: Thailand_CEDAW_2006_English

Concluding Observations: Thailand_CEDAW_2006_English

Asia, Thailand, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women)

UN Committee Establishes States’ Obligation to Address Maternal Mortality   (Updated 3.18.21) In the first-ever maternal mortality case decided by an international human rights body, the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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