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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on In-Vitro Fertilization a Human Rights Violation

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on IVF a Human Rights Violation (PRESS RELEASE) Costa Rica’s longstanding ban on in-vitro fertilization—which has barred countless individuals from building their families for almost 12 [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,In the Courts,News

Huge Victory for Filipino Women

Huge Victory for Filipino Women A landmark reproductive health bill that has been in the making for more than a decade was passed just days ago in both the Philippines House of Representatives and the [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception,Asia, Philippines,Reporting on Rights,News

Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives

Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives A reproductive health bill that has been in the making for more than a decade was passed in both the Philippines House of Representatives [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding,Asia, Philippines,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

All-Out Assault

All-Out Assault Today, with the recent passage of House Bill 5711, Michigan joins the ranks of a number of other states waging war on reproductive health. The bill, which is on its way to Governor [...]

United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), Reporting on Rights,News

Gov. Ricky Perry’s Abortion Obsession

Gov. Ricky Perry’s Abortion Obsession Texas has some of the most abysmal reproductive health indicators in the U.S. It ranks #4 in highest teenage pregnancy rates, yet Texas still chose to slash the budget for [...]

Abortion, Contraception,United States,News
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Anti-choice License Plate Suspended

Anti-choice License Plate Suspended A federal court halted North Carolina's offering of an anti-choice license plate to state drivers, according to a story in the Fayetteville Observer: "This court concludes ... that the state's offering [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment,United States,News

Defending the Defenders

Defending the Defenders Human rights defenders stand up and speak out to defend the rights of everyone. Unfortunately, human rights defenders can be targeted by those who perceive defenders' activities to threaten their interests. Because [...]

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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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador, United States,Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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In Pursuit of Justice

In Pursuit of Justice Imagine you go to the hospital or a doctor's office and receive the treatment that you need to stay healthy. On your way out the door, you are given a bill. [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,News

U.S. Doctors Support Contraception

U.S. Doctors Support Contraception Two organizations that represent tens of thousands of doctors in separate medical fields have publicly expressed their support for expanded access to contraception. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,United States,News

UN CEDAW Pushes Chile to Guarantee Rights of Women Living with HIV

UN CEDAW Pushes Chile to Guarantee Rights of Women Living with HIV The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) finished its periodic reports on Chile and, in October, issued concluding [...]

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,At the United Nations,News

CRR-CLS Fellow Published on Project Syndicate

CRR-CLS Fellow Published on Project Syndicate 2012-2014 CRR-CLS Fellow Margaux Hall recently published “From Bribery to Empowerment,” an op-ed inspired by her legal work on foreign bribery investigations and her time in Sierra Leone. To [...]

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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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Europe, Ireland,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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