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Fact Sheet: The Global Gag Rule and Human Rights

Under the Global Gag Rule, the U.S. is turning its back on the human rights of women and girls around the world. Denying access to abortion does not stop women and girls from seeking abortion [...]

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Annual Report 2017

As we mark our 25th anniversary, the Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the trails we have blazed and the progress we have made toward building a world where reproductive rights are recognized and respected as [...]

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Standing Up for Reproductive Rights: A Look Back at the 114th Congress

            Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. I am resolved that we shall win the tomorrows before us. -President Lyndon B. [...]

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Federal Policy Agenda 2017-2018

Intended as a resource for Congress, as well as our allies and supporters, our 2017–2018 federal policy agenda identifies harmful policies we oppose as well as proactive legislative priorities that would defend against serious threats [...]

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Annual Report 2011-2012

Twenty years ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights was founded to advance a vision of equality, autonomy, and dignity for all women worldwide, based on the bedrock principle that reproductive rights are human rights. Today [...]

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Proposed Global Gag Rule Threatens Women’s Health and Lives; Undermines Democratic Values

The House of Representatives-proposed Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2012 would reinstate a failed Bush-era policy -- the "Global Gag Rule" -- that would silence overseas community groups and health experts, preventing them from discussing [...]

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Dignity Denied: Download Report

Women account for roughly 50% of the 33.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Although the total percentage of women living with HIV/AIDS has stabilized in the last few years, individual countries, including Chile, continue [...]

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Myths and Realities: Debunking USAID’s Analysis of the Global Gag Rule

The global gag rule, or ",Mexico City Policy,", restricts foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. family planning assistance from advocating for or providing abortion-related services, even with their own, non-U.S. resources. 1 A recent [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Federal Policy Agenda

Advancing What's Right for Women and the Nation With the release of its Federal Policy Agenda, the Center for Reproductive Rights calls on policy-makers to demonstrate their commitment to women’s health and self-determination, and to [...]

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Los Derechos Reproductivos a la Vanguardia

Una herramienta para la reforma legal. La reforma legal es fundamental para asegurar los derechos reproductivos y la igualdad de la mujer en la sociedad. Incluso si las nuevas leyes no se implementan ni se [...]

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Breaking the Silence: The Global Gag Rule’s Impact on Unsafe Abortion

Executive Summary Every year, twenty million—mostly poor—women around the world are driven to unsafe abortion. More than 95% of these abortions occur in low-income countries. And every year, complications from these procedures claim the lives [...]

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Mujeres del Mundo: Leyes y políticas que afectan sus vidas reproductivas (1 of 2)

Mujeres del Mundo:Leyes y políticas que afectan sus vidas reproductivasAmérica Latina y el Caribe (1 of 2) Centro Legal para Derechos Reproductivos y Políticas Públicas DEMUS,Estudio para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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