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Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Center files case on unlawful detention

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Center files case on unlawful detention "The Center for Reproductive Rights has Friday filed a case before the High Court of Kenya on behalf of two women who were illegally detained in [...]

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RH Reality Check: Forced Pregnancy Testing: Blatant Discrimination and a Gross Violation of Human Rights

Forced Pregnancy Testing: Blatant Discrimination and a Gross Violation of Human Rights by Onyema Afulukwe, Legal Adviser for Africa at the Center for Reproductive Rights Earlier this month, news spread of a Louisiana charter school's [...]

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AllAfrica: Rwandan Govt Takes Critical Step in Recognizing Women’s Fundamental Human Rights

Rwandan Govt Takes Critical Step in Recognizing Women's Human Rights Affirming the importance of women's access to safe and legal abortion, the Rwandan government has lifted its reservation to Article 14(2)(c) of the African Charter [...]

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Zambia: A Wrong Turn on the Right to Life

States have consistently chosen to use language in their constitutions that affirms the right to life without trying to define when life begins, reinforcing the approach taken by all major international human rights instruments. However, [...]

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The Legal and Policy Framework on Abortion in Tanzania

Abortion is legal in mainland Tanzania when done to preserve the life or mental or physical health of the pregnant women, as well as in cases of sexual violence. However, unclear and often confusing abortion [...]

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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 [...]

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RH REALITY CHECK: Birth Control Alone Isn’t Enough

Birth Control Alone Isn't Enough by Louise Finer, Director of Global Advocacy at the Center for Reproductive Rights In 1996, a Peruvian woman named María Mamérita Mestanza Chávez died from complications of a forced sterilization [...]

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Salon: Imprisoned for giving birth

Salon: Imprisoned for giving birth By Irin Carmon "Only 43 percent of births in Kenya happen in a health facility (for reference, in 2009, 98.9 percent of births in the U.S. took place in a [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Understanding the Legal and Policy Framework on Abortion in Uganda

Abortion is legal in Uganda when done to preserve the life or mental or physical health of the pregnant woman, understood to include cases of sexual violence. However, unclear and often confusing abortion laws and [...]

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Civil Society Declaration for Global Fammily Planning Summit

International human rights groups are urging world leaders attending next month’s global Family Planning Summit to ensure that any effort to increase the use of contraceptives be a part of a broader strategy to improve [...]

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UN Calls on Uganda to Fulfill Human Rights Obligations

One year ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights and our partner, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA - Uganda), submitted a joint letter to the Human Rights Council (the Council), which was about to [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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