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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 card link

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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Pilot Program at Uganda Refugee Settlement Improves Delivery of SRHR Services

New report outlines how a “circle of accountability” program by the Center and CARE Uganda brought refugee and host women and girls closer to decisions impacting their lives.

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Another Woman Unjustly Convicted due to Pregnancy Complication is Released in El Salvador 

03.29.2022 (PRESS STATEMENT) – In El Salvador, another woman—of the many unjustly convicted for homicide after an accusation of a suspected abortion—was released after serving more than 13 years in prison. Maritza, whose full name [...]

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Kenyan High Court Affirms the Right to Abortion Under the Constitution and Directs Parliament to Enact Reforms

Landmark ruling in case defending a minor and a clinician will protect patients and providers from arrest and prosecution for seeking and providing abortion services.

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High Court Judgement in Malindi Protects Women, Girls and Healthcare Providers from Arbitrary Abortion-Related Arrests and Prosecutions

In a landmark ruling today, the High Court of Malindi strongly affirmed that abortion care is a fundamental right under the Constitution of Kenya and that arbitrary arrests and prosecution of patients and healthcare providers [...]

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Wrongfully Arrested for Seeking Abortion Care, Kenyan Woman and Nurse Exonerated with Help from the Center and its Partner

Despite constitutional protections for reproductive health care, law enforcement officers often harass, arrest, and prosecute patients and providers.

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Sentence Commuted of Woman Convicted for Abortion Crime in El Salvador

Fifth woman to be released since December after legal action by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Other Organizations

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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In Op-ed, the Center’s Evelyne Opondo Calls on Kenya to Stop the Harassment of Women and Girls Seeking Abortion Care card link

In Op-ed, the Center’s Evelyne Opondo Calls on Kenya to Stop the Harassment of Women and Girls Seeking Abortion Care

The Kenyan government must align its penal code with the 2010 Constitution, says the Center’s Evelyne Opondo

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New Program in Africa to Improve Adolescents’ Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and Rights

“SHE SOARS” project is expected to reach more than 200,000 out-of-school girls In Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia.

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A Fourth Woman Is Released From El Salvador Prison

A fourth woman has been released from prison in El Salvador after being unjustly prosecuted under the country's strict abortion law.

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Ruling Will Help Protect Women Seeking Reproductive Health Care, Including Abortion

Ruling in case brought by the Center and partners holds El Salvador responsible for the death of Manuela, a woman imprisoned after an obstetric emergency.

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Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos condena a El Salvador y ordena reformas para que las mujeres no sean criminalizadas por acceder a salud reproductiva

1 de diciembre de 2021 — El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, lograron que la Corte [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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