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United Nations Working Group: Women in the United States, Texas Face Extreme Barriers to Basic Health Care

United Nations Working Group: Women in the United States, Texas Face Extreme Barriers to Basic Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) Women in Texas and across the country continue to face discrimination and extreme barriers to basic [...]

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New U.N. Report: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Must Be at Core of Humanitarian Action in Crisis Settings

New U.N. Report: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Must Be at Core of Humanitarian Action in Crisis Settings (PRESS RELEASE) A new report from the United Nations Population Fund today finds that significant gaps remain [...]

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Unnecessary Suffering

Unnecessary Suffering A new case filing in the Sindh province of Pakistan demands that the government take immediate action to help thousands of women afflicted each year with obstetric fistula. During what should have been [...]

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China to End One-Child Policy

China to End One-Child Policy (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Chinese government announced plans to allow all married couples to have two children—ending the decades old one-child policy. This move away from the one-child policy is [...]

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds Hearing On Wrongful Imprisonment of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarry

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds Hearing On Wrongful Imprisonment of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarry (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C. about the human rights violations women in El Salvador suffer [...]

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Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women And Girls Central to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women And Girls Central to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (PRESS RELEASE) Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is at the crux of 17 goals in [...]

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55 Members of Congress Call on Secretary of State John Kerry to Review Cases of Salvadoran Women Wrongfully Imprisoned for Pregnancy Complications

55 Members of Congress Call on John Kerry to Review Cases of Salvadoran Women Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J. Torres delivered a letter from 55 Member of Congress [...]

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United States Rejects Calls by U.N. Human Rights Council to End Harmful Restrictions on Reproductive Rights

United States Rejects Calls by U.N. Human Rights Council to End Harmful Restrictions on Reproductive Rights U.S. position leaves women without access to essential health services (PRESS RELEASE) This week the United States government rejected [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Kenyan High Court: Maternity Hospital Illegally Imprisoned Women, Violated Human Rights

Kenyan High Court: Maternity Hospital Illegally Imprisoned Women, Violated Human Rights Court orders Ministry of Health to address discrimination in public hospitals and award compensation to women who were unlawfully detained (PRESS RELEASE) The High Court [...]

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Kenyan “Doctor” Arrested for Raping Female Patient

Kenyan “Doctor” Arrested for Raping Female Patient (PRESS RELEASE) This week Mugo Wairimu, an owner of health clinics posing as a gynecologist, was arrested after multiple Kenyan news outlets reported on a video exposé showing [...]

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Black Mamas Matter

African American women are nearly four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Without healthy black mothers, there cannot be healthy black families and communities. “I was hurting so bad I didn't [...]

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Pakistani High Court Calls for Response to Allegations Women Are Denied Maternal Health Services

Pakistani High Court Calls for Response to Allegations Women Are Denied Maternal Health Services (PRESS RELEASE) Today  the High Court of Sindh ordered the government of Sindh  to respond by September 29 to a petition [...]

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U.S. Senate Defeats Harmful Measure Stripping Planned Parenthood of All Federal Funding

U.S. Senate Defeats Harmful Measure Stripping Planned Parenthood of All Federal Funding (PRESS RELEASE) Pro-choice Senators blocked attempts to advance a measure today which would have stripped Planned Parenthood of all federal funding dedicated to [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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