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Report: Lives at stake as more Kenyan women and girls opt for unsafe abortion despite constitutional protections

The publication highlights ineffective implementation of Article 26(4) of the Constitution, inadequate application of the provision in adjudicating abortion cases, and entrenchment of abortion stigma in criminal justice system The number of women and girls [...]

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Statement from the Center for Reproductive Rights on the Trump Administration’s suspension of funding of the World Health Organization

(Geneva-New York)--The following is the statement of Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights regarding the Trump Administration’s suspension of funding of the World Health Organization (WHO). “It is irresponsible and [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights and the Legal and Human Rights Centre file a complaint challenging the expulsion and exclusion of pregnant school girls in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam - (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) filed a Complaint before the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child challenging [...]

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Kenya’s High Court issues a landmark ruling on access to safe abortion in a case against Ministry of Health 

Kenya’s High Court issues a landmark ruling on access to safe abortion in a case against Ministry of Health   Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a landmark case challenging the government’s withdrawal of “Standards [...]

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The Center for Reproductive Rights, its regional partners and women’s groups demand that Nairobi County remove billboards with misleading information on the constitutional right to abortion

The Center, partners, and advocates demand Nairobi County remove billboards with misleading information on abortion Today, a coalition of 11 civil society organizations, individuals and women’s groups under the umbrella Team Life delivered a petition to Nairobi County Governor, Mike Mbuvi, demanding the immediate [...]

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The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Kenyan Officials over recent Ban on Marie Stopes

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and co-counsel Sofia Rajab-Leteipan of Leteipan & Associates Advocates have today filed a case at the High Court, Nairobi, against Kenyan government officials. The petition is challenging the [...]

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Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal [...]

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Kenya’s High Court Rules in Favor of Woman Physically Abused During Delivery

Kenya’s High Court Rules in Favor of Woman Physically Abused During Delivery (PRESS RELEASE) A pregnant woman who was unlawfully physically and verbally abused by hospital staff and deliberately left to deliver on the floor, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania

The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania (PRESS RELEASE) Five schoolgirls who became pregnant and their parents were [...]

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Nurse Acquitted in a Pregnancy Complications Case

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Court of Appeal of Kenya acquitted Jackson Tali, a registered nurse who was arrested and sentenced to death on murder charges. Mr. Tali, who has been in custody at the G.K [...]

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New Report Exposes Impact of Uganda’s Abortion Law Through Personal Stories

(PRESS RELEASE) Due to the unclear abortion law in Uganda, women and adolescents continue seeking unsafe abortions and are vilified by their families and communities—even the doctors and health workers who provide legal post-abortion care [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture

U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture (PRESS RELEASE) Child marriage, forced pregnancy testing in schools, abuse of women seeking maternal health services and restrictive abortion laws can amount [...]

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African Commission Calls on Uganda to Ensure The Right to Legal Abortion and Access to Reproductive Health Services

African Commission Calls on Uganda to Ensure The Right to Legal Abortion and Access to Reproductive Health Services (PRESS RELEASE) The government of Uganda should stop impeding access to medical abortion and reproductive health services, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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