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Fact Sheet: Access to Contraceptives in the European Union

States are obligated under international law to provide women access to a full range of contraceptives and contraceptive information. Most countries in the European Union include affordable contraceptives and contraceptive information in their public health [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Europe, Accountability Bodies,Publications

Fact Sheet: A, B and C v. Ireland

In 2005, three women challenged the Irish law on abortion after being forced to travel abroad to obtain an abortion. The Irish law currently only allows abortion when a woman's life is in danger, and [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Ireland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

ICPD and Human Rights: 20 Years of Advancing Reproductive Rights though UN Treaty Bodies and Legal Reform

The ICPD and Human Rights fact sheets examine the progress states have made over the past twenty years fulfilling the commitments made in the ICPD Programme of Action. They highlight the extensive developments in international [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Maternal Health,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States, Accountability Bodies,At the United Nations,Publications

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 [...]

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

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights’ Sexual and Reproductive Rights Public Inquiry Repor

In 2011, in response to a joint request by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya (FIDA Kenya), the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights commenced a public inquiry into “the [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health,Africa, Kenya,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Understanding the Mental Health Indication for Legal Abortion

The Center’s fact sheet discusses the mental health indication for legal abortion in Kenya in light of the country’s new Constitution. The 2010 Constitution explicitly permits abortion when “in the opinion of a trained health [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

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