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UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: Concluding observations on the third to fifth periodic reports of Nepal

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

PassBlue: Will Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Dropped in the Post-2015 Agenda?

PassBlue: Will Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Dropped in the Post-2015 Agenda? Rebecca Brown The United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda is the next phase of the Millennium Development Goals, which provided a 15-year road map to [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee

The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee Henry McDonald Ireland's continued ban on most abortions has come under attack nationally and internationally, with campaigners calling for a referendum on termination [...]

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The Irish Times: Irish women forced to travel for abortions to take cases to UN

The Irish Times: Irish women forced to travel for abortions to take cases to UN By Kitty Holland Three women who were forced to travel to Britain to terminate their pregnancies following diagnoses that their [...]

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Maternal Mortality and the Decriminalization of Abortion at the Human Rights Council

Maternal Mortality and the Decriminalization of Abortion at the Human Rights Council The UN Human Rights Council gathered for its 24th session in Geneva, from September 9-27, 2013, bringing together human rights activists, civil society [...]

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Human Rights Committee Calls Out Peru for Highly Restrictive Abortion Law

The UN Human Rights Committee recently criticized Peru for a wide range of reproductive rights violations, including highly restrictive abortion legislation and a high rate of maternal mortality. During its 107th session in March 2013, [...]

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Human Rights Committee Calls for Liberalizing Contraceptive and Abortion Policies in the Philippines

In early November, the Human Rights Committee issued its Concluding Observations on two harmful reproductive health policies in the Philippines: the country's criminal ban on abortion without any clear exceptions and the prohibition of funding [...]

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In Front of the UN, Peru Recognizes Need to Guarantee Certain Reproductive Rights

In the last months of 2012, two human rights bodies issued their findings on Peru, including several issues that have an impact on the country's reproductive rights landscape. In both instances, the Center for Reproductive [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Concluding Observations and Shadow Letter on Tanzania, 2012

In August, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) regarding sexual and reproductive rights in Tanzania. The Committee's concluding observations, which were [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Tanzania, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

International Business Times: Abortion Restrictions in 2012

International Business Times:Abortion Restrictions in 2012 By Ashley Portero "Fifteen states have passed nearly 40 laws intended to limit women's reproductive rights within the first six months of 2012, according to a new report from [...]

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PUBLIC SERVICE EUROPE: Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion

Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion by Nancy Northup, President & CEO at the Center for Reproductive Rights In recent decades—as an overwhelming preponderance of evidence has established an inextricable link between the availability of [...]

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UN Urges the Slovak Government to Reform Reproductive Health

A recent review by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights found that Slovakia continues to fall short on certain key elements of reproductive health care. The Center for Reproductive Rights and [...]

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RH REALITY CHECK: Birth Control Alone Isn’t Enough

Birth Control Alone Isn't Enough by Louise Finer, Director of Global Advocacy at the Center for Reproductive Rights In 1996, a Peruvian woman named María Mamérita Mestanza Chávez died from complications of a forced sterilization [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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