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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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

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

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Bangladesh, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Litigation: Protect the Right to Abortion Care

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Publications

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 [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Philippines, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Publications

Violence against Women and Reproductive Rights in the Americas

The numerous forms of violence that are committed against women pose an obstacle to their individual development, violate their rights, and limit their freedoms. Violence against women blocks the full development of their capacities and [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Resolution on violence against women and girls – Q&A

Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Publications

The People’s Budget Supports Access to Essential Reproductive Health Care

The People’s Budget, released by the Congressional Progressive Caucus as an alternative to the House majority’s budget proposal, addresses the needs of women and families in the United States, including their ability to get the [...]

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Reproductive Rights Rundown: January 2015

The Center for Reproductive Rights is pleased to share its January 2015 edition of the Reproductive Rights Rundown, highlighting significant reproductive rights developments in UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies (TMBs), the key interpretative bodies of international [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Maternal Health,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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