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New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia

New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) Roma women living in Slovakia report facing discrimination, segregation and [...]

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President Trump Signs Measure Reversing Obama Era Rule Protecting Women’s Access to Basic Health Care

President Trump Signs Measure Reversing Obama Era Rule Protecting Women’s Access to Basic Health Care (PRESS RELEASE)  President Trump today signed a measure which rescinds an Obama-era rule protecting health care for patients who rely [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court (PRESS RELEASE)  Today President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch [...]

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government should take measures to legalize abortion in certain circumstances and provide sexual and reproductive health information and services, according [...]

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government must ensure access to modern contraceptives and legalize abortion in certain circumstances, according to the U.N. [...]

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives

U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) The absolute ban on abortion in the Philippines should be repealed and access to sexual and reproductive health [...]

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The Human Rights Committee Urges Malawi to Safeguard Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee), which monitors states’ implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, released its concluding observations on Malawi, urging the government to take [...]

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors Calls for Expanded Access to Safe, Legal Reproductive Health Care

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Calls for Expanded Access to Safe, Legal Reproductive Health Care Municipal resolution declares February “Women, Girls, and Transgender Women’s Health Month,” calls for passage of federal Women’s Health Protection Act [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

New Report: Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda Leaves Women with Few Options

New Report: Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda Leaves Women with Few Options (PRESS RELEASE) Confusing abortion laws and reproductive health policies in Uganda have forced women to turn to unsafe abortions [...]

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Shadow Letter on Hungary to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

In January, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its Hungarian partner, PATENT Association, submitted a shadow letter to the 54th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the situation of [...]

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Center’s shadow letter to the ESCR Committee on The Russian Federation

In April 2011 the Center for Reproductive Rights and the All Russian Family Planning Association (currently known as Russian Association for Population and Development - RAPD) submitted a shadow letter to the 46th session of [...]

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Report on the United States’ Compliance with Its Human Rights Obligations In the Area of Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health

The United Nations Human Rights Council has introduced a process designed to review countries’ compliance with human rights obligations as contained in (1) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (2) the United Nations Charter, (3) [...]

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Shadow Letter: Ecuador_Human Rights Committee_2009_English

In 2009, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights in Ecuador.  The letter highlighted the failure of the government to protect girls against [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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