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People in need of protection

People in need of protection That is where the passion and commitment of human rights defenders lies. They safeguard people of certain races or ethnicities, women, sexual minorities—all of whom have faced violations of their [...]

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Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk

Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk Last month, Savita Halapannavar arrived at Galway Hospital 17 weeks into her pregnancy and suffering from severe back pains. Doctors informed her that she was having a miscarriage, and then, over [...]

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European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland

European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland This week the European Court of Human Rights issued a disappointing judgment in Z v. Poland, a case brought by a mother, known as [...]

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The world became a better place

The world became a better place by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights In a notorious case a 14-year-old Polish woman was repeatedly denied abortion after having been raped. [...]

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The Sins of Peru

The Sins of Peru For all of the debate about whether abortion should be allowed for victims of rape, there hasn't been much discussion about the actual consequences of prohibiting abortion under such circumstances. Sadly, [...]

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Time for Action

Brazil: Time for Action In August 2011, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) struck a blow for women worldwide when it recognized—in the first preventable maternal death case to [...]

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It’s Not Rocket Science

Contraception: It’s Not Rocket Science 07.20.12 - In a recent opinion piece from the International Herald Tribune, more evidence of the benefits of low-cost birth control were clearly laid out. The writer takes a look at [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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CRR Celebrates 20 Years

CRR Celebrates 20 Years Twenty years ago on June 15, 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights opened its doors.  A small team of lawyers had a vision to start an organization that coalesced around the [...]

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Philippines: Time to Take Action

Philippines: Time to Take Action The Center for Reproductive Rights is calling on the Philippines—a country with one of the worst human rights records on protecting women's health— to adopt and implement a set of key [...]

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Best Practices for Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health: Submission to U.N. Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted information to the Independent Expert Review Group (iERG), a four-year panel that is part of the U.N. Secretary General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, on best practices [...]

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U.N. Calls Peru to Carpet

    U.N. Calls Peru to Carpet           A human rights committee within the United Nations has called the government of Peru to the carpet. The country has a long history [...]

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Center Issues Oral Statement before U.N. on Adolescents’ Reproductive Rights

This week, the United Nations Commission on Population and Development holds its 45th session. The commission monitors and evaluates the implementation of the Programme of Action, a global agreement adopted by 179 governments nearly 20 [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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