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Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for the periodic review of Slovakia (2019)

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Europe, Slovakia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Around the World,Documents

Millicent Awuor Maimuna & Margaret Anyoso Oliele v. Attorney General and others, Constitutional Petition No. 562 of 2012, High Court of Kenya

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Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Zambia Accepts Several Universal Periodic Review Recommendations Sourced to Input from the Center for Reproductive Rights

In November 2012, the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review Working Group  released its recommendations on Zambia. The Center submitted a letter to the Working Group back in April 2012 detailing existing problems with reproductive [...]

Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Zambia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive Rights: A Tool for Monitoring State Obligations

The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights. The tool outlines State obligations under international and regional human rights law on a range [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Censorship, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Submission to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Maternal Mortality, Morbidity and Human Rights

Submission to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the preparation of the thematic study on Maternal Mortality, Morbidity and Human Rights This submission responds to the OHCHR Note Verbale's [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Letter to President Barack Obama: Family Planning and Contraception Are Essential to Maternal and Child Health

Dear President Obama: I am writing as a representative of the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center), an international non-governmental organization that uses constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive freedom worldwide. The Center [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Family Planning and Contraception Are Essential to Maternal and Child Health

Dear Secretary Clinton: I am writing as a representative of the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center), an international non-governmental organization that uses constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive freedom worldwide. The Center [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Joint Letter to Melanne Verveer: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

  March 10, 2010 Ambassador-at-Large Melanne Verveer Global Women's Issues United States Department of State Washington, DC We, the undersigned representatives of women's, youth, and sexual and reproductive health and rights organizations would like to [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity and Human Rights

The Human Rights Council at its 11th regular session adopted a landmark resolution on "Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights." In this resolution, governments express grave concern for the unacceptably high rates of [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Combating Maternal Mortality: Why Bring Human Rights Into the Picture?

As part of our efforts for the approval of the Human Rights Resolution, "Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity and Human Rights," that was adopted at the 11th session of the Human Rights Council, the Center [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

CRR’s Maternal Mortality Brochure

International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

IIMMHR Call to Global Leaders

Call to global leaders on maternal health as a human right

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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