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Access to Contraception Worldwide is Key to Women’s Human Rights

Access to Contraception Worldwide is Key to Women's Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) On the 63rd International Human Rights Day commemorating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which protects all people’s rights to equality and freedom [...]

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Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to United Nations

Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to U.N. (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Amanda Mellet [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

New U.N. Report Links Adolescent Pregnancy to Human Rights Failures, Calls on States to Address Range of Contributing Issues

U.N. Report Links Adolescent Pregnancy to Human Rights Failures, Calls on States to Address Contributing Issues (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights commended the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today for linking adolescent pregnancy [...]

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United Nations: Women Living in War-Torn Countries Need Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services

UN: Women Living in War-Torn Countries Need Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services U.N. Security Council and CEDAW Committee Address Lack of Essential Health Care for Women Living in Conflict (PRESS RELEASE) Acknowledging the devastating impact of [...]

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UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage

UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage For the first time in history, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution dedicated to ending the blight of child marriage. Over 100 countries co-sponsored [...]

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Maternal Mortality: Implementation and Accountability

Maternal Mortality: Implementation and Accountability Guidance on Using a Human Rights Approach in the Context of the Post 2015 Agenda As the world moves forward with negotiating a post 2015 development agenda, this event will [...]

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Abortion Laws and Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is a global problem, affecting the lives of women and girls of all ages and of all types of backgrounds. Victims of sexual abuse may suffer from a number of physical, emotional and [...]

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Piercing Review of Kenya’s Reproductive Health Services

Piercing Review of Kenya’s Reproductive Health Services In May 2013, the Committee against Torture conducted its periodic review of the human rights situation in Kenya, assessing the country's compliance with the United Nations Convention against [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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UN Committee Issues Recommendations to Rwanda

UN Committee Issues Recommendations to Rwanda In March 2013, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted its first-ever shadow letter on Rwanda to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ( UNCESCR) to [...]

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CEDAW Committee addresses a wide range of reproductive rights violations in its review of Pakistan

CEDAW Committee addresses a wide range of reproductive rights violations in its review of Pakistan The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) recently issued concluding observations from its February review of [...]

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UN Body Slams Abortion Laws

UN Body Slams Abortion Laws This month, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) condemned Hungary for two types of abortion restrictions that are on the rise both in Europe [...]

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CRR Commends U.N. Commission on the Status of Women for Adopting Plan to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls

CRR Commends U.N. Commission on the Status of Women for Adopting Plan to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls On the last day of its 57th session last week, the United Nations Commission on the [...]

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Stopping All Violence

Last week, President Obama signed the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds support groups for and prosecution of violent crimes against women. VAWA has made an enormous impact over the years, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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