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United Nations Working Group: Women in the United States, Texas Face Extreme Barriers to Basic Health Care

United Nations Working Group: Women in the United States, Texas Face Extreme Barriers to Basic Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) Women in Texas and across the country continue to face discrimination and extreme barriers to basic [...]

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New U.N. Report: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Must Be at Core of Humanitarian Action in Crisis Settings

New U.N. Report: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Must Be at Core of Humanitarian Action in Crisis Settings (PRESS RELEASE) A new report from the United Nations Population Fund today finds that significant gaps remain [...]

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U.N. Committee: Russia and Slovakia Must Remove Waiting Periods and Other Barriers to Safe and Legal Abortion

U.N. Committee: Russia and Slovakia Must Remove Waiting Periods and Other Barriers to Safe and Legal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Russia and Slovakia are undermining women’s human rights by introducing retrogressive barriers in [...]

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Mandatory Waiting Periods and Biased Counseling Requirements in Central and Eastern Europe: Restricting Access to Abortion, Undermining Human Rights and Reinforcing Harmful Gender Stereotypes

Across Central and Eastern European countries, women’s access to abortion services is increasingly threatened by the introduction of regressive legal and policy measures that impose mandatory waiting periods and biased counseling and information requirements prior [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls on Bangladesh to End Child Marriage and Address Adolescent Health

U.N. Committee Calls on Bangladesh to End Child Marriage and Address Adolescent Health (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has called on the government of Bangladesh to take active [...]

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Letter to Committee on the Rights of the Child Re: Supplementary information on Bangladesh

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Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women And Girls Central to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women And Girls Central to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (PRESS RELEASE) Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is at the crux of 17 goals in [...]

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United States Rejects Calls by U.N. Human Rights Council to End Harmful Restrictions on Reproductive Rights

United States Rejects Calls by U.N. Human Rights Council to End Harmful Restrictions on Reproductive Rights U.S. position leaves women without access to essential health services (PRESS RELEASE) This week the United States government rejected [...]

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Accountability for Discrimination Against Women in the Philippines: Key Findings and Recommendations from the CEDAW Committee’s Special Inquiry on Reproductive Rights card link

Accountability for Discrimination Against Women in the Philippines: Key Findings and Recommendations from the CEDAW Committee’s Special Inquiry on Reproductive Rights

A 2007 report by the Center documenting human rights violations associated with Executive Order 003 became the basis for a special inquiry convened by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls on Croatia to Expand Reproductive Health Services and End Discrimination Against Women

U.N. Committee Calls on Croatia to Expand Reproductive Health Services and End Discrimination Against Women (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has called on the Croatian [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls on Uganda to Reform Abortion Laws

U.N. Committee Calls on Uganda to Reform Abortion Laws (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Ugandan government to reform and clarify its laws severely [...]

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Global NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at Birth

Global NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at Birth (PRESS RELEASE) More than 50 NGOs are calling upon the U.N. Human Rights Committee (U.N. HRC) to reinforce and [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resolutions to End Violence Against Women and Child Marriage

U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resolutions to End Violence Against Women and Child Marriage (PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.N. Human Rights Council—principal body at the U.N. that promotes and protects human rights for all—reaffirmed [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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