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In India, Center Partners with Law School to Offer Reproductive Law and Justice Clinic card link

In India, Center Partners with Law School to Offer Reproductive Law and Justice Clinic

Members of the Center's Asia team are among the instructors at this pilot program at Jindal Global Law School.

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Center Hosts Session at Asia Conference on the Need to Decriminalize Abortion in the Region

The video replay is now available for “Regional Advocacy for Decriminalization of Abortion in Asia and Role of Pro-Bono Partners,” a session hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Abortion,Asia,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Story

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.

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Abortion in India: Report Reveals Widespread Legal Barriers and Recommends Ways to Improve Access

Report by the Center and partners launched at a virtual event for advocates and stakeholders in India.

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Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study

Through a field-based study in four states--Delhi, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu--the "Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study" aims to understand and document the way in which the Indian Medical Termination [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications
Nepal Agrees to Decriminalize Abortion and Protect SRHR card link

Nepal Agrees to Decriminalize Abortion and Protect SRHR

Nepal accepts recommendations from its Universal Periodic Review before the UN Human Rights Council to protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls.

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations,Story

Center and Partners Promote Strategies to Expand Abortion Access at “Safe Abortion Dialogue-Asia” Conference

The Center for Reproductive Rights Asia team is playing a significant role this month at Safe Abortion Dialogue-Asia, a virtual conference focused on developing strategies to reduce barriers and expand access to safe abortion care in the region.

Abortion,Asia,Reporting on Rights,Story

Decriminalization of Abortion in Nepal: Imperative to Uphold Women’s Rights (Fact Sheet)

This 2021 fact sheet by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) highlights the continued criminalization of women for seeking abortion beyond prescribed legal conditions despite progressive legislation that [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Replay Available: “Barriers to Achieving a Just and Equal Future” in the Philippines card link

Replay Available: “Barriers to Achieving a Just and Equal Future” in the Philippines

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partners held an online forum on March 29 to address barriers to equality in the Philippines. A replay of the forum, titled Addressing the Barriers to Achieving a [...]

Asia, Philippines,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

India Passes Abortion Reform but Fails to Undo Barriers to Access

This week, the Parliament of India passed an amendment to India’s 50-year-old abortion law that fails to remove barriers to access and instead creates new ones. Following Presidential assent, per procedure, the amendment will become law. While [...]

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COVID-19 and Reproductive Health in Asia

Center reports and newsletters on COVID-19’s effect on sexual and reproductive health, rights and services and gender issues throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

COVID-19,Asia,Engaging Policymakers,Newsletter

India’s Proposed Abortion “Reform” Fails to Undo Barriers to Access

An amendment to India’s 50-year-old abortion law, proposed as “reform,” fails to remove barriers to access and instead creates new ones. The amendment entrenches a harmful policy requiring women to obtain authorization by a medical practitioner for all abortion [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,Engaging Policymakers,News

Necessary legal reforms to ensure improved access to safe abortion for women and girls in Nepal

Factsheet based on fact-finding study jointly conducted by the Center and its Nepal-based implementing partner organization, Forum for Women Law and Development in 2017. The factsheet was published in 2018 and covered the key highlights [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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