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NAMHHR v. Chhattisgarh

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, NAMHHR v. Chhattisgarh, which was filed before the High Court of Chhattisgarh in June 2014 by the National Alliance for Maternal Health and [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,In the Courts,Publications

A Global View of Abortion Rights

A critical accompaniment to the World's Abortion Laws map, this fact sheet provides a snapshot of the current status of abortion in countries across the globe, trends in global abortion laws and a summary of [...]

Abortion,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Questions & Answers: Understanding the World’s Abortion Laws Map

This fact sheet provides readers with critical information for understanding the World Abortion Laws map, including information on the legal sources of abortion laws, as well as in-depth descriptions of each category on the abortion [...]

Abortion,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Conscientious Objection and Reproductive Rights: International Human Rights Standards

The Center for Reproductive Rights’ new publication Conscientious Objection and Reproductive Rights: International Human Rights Standards describes the rules of International Human Rights Law regarding conscientious objection. The toolkit analyzes the applicable human rights standards [...]

Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

The Total Criminalization of Abortion in El Salvador

El Salvador has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, banning abortion in all circumstances, even when the pregnancy poses a risk to a woman’s life, health or in cases of rape. The country’s [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Supplemental Complaint: MKB Management Corp et al. v. Burdick et al.

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

Reproductive Rights, Substantive Equality and the Convention on the Rights of the Child: A briefing by the Center for Reproductive Rights

The Convention on the Rights of the Child strongly protects children’s right to access sexual and reproductive health services and their rights to substantive equality and nondiscrimination.  This fact sheet examines the mutually reinforcing relationship [...]

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

Alyne v. Brazil: Case of Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira (“Alyne”) v. Brazil

Alyne, a 28-year-old Afro-Brazilian woman, died of complications resulting from pregnancy after a private and then a public health center denied her quality maternal health care. Brazil's maternal mortality rates are disproportionately high for a [...]

At the United Nations,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Alyne v. Brazil: Case of Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira (“Alyne”) v. Brazil

Alyne, una Afro-Brasilera de 28 años murió por complicaciones de un embarazo después de que un centro de salud privado y luego un centro de salud público le negaran atención de calidad de salud materna. [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,At the United Nations,Publications

Reproductive Rights and Torture or Ill-Treatment: A briefing by the Center for Reproductive Rights

For over a decade, the UN Committee against Torture (CAT Committee) has recognized some reproductive rights violations as forms of torture or ill-treatment and called on states to change laws, policies, and practices that restrict access [...]

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

Fact Sheet: Accountability for Child Marriage

Key U.N. recommendations to governments in South Asia on reproductive health and sexual violence.

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Manju & Others v. Government of Nepal

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, Manju &, Others v. Government of Nepal, which was filed in the Supreme Court of Nepal in September 2013, by Justice for All. [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Publications

Himmat Mahila Samooh v. Haryana

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, Himmat Mahila Samooh v. Haryana, which was filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh in India in November 2013, by [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, India,In the Courts,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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