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Perilous Pregnancies: Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the EU (2020) card link

Perilous Pregnancies: Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the EU (2020)

A report by the Center for Reproductive Rights on the barriers in access to affordable maternal health care for undocumented migrant women in the European Union. International public health guidelines stipulate that reducing maternal mortality [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Joint Civil Society Letter on Proposed Abortion Restrictions in Slovakia (Slovak Version)

Abortion,Slovakia,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Joint Civil Society Letter on Proposed Abortion Restrictions in Slovakia (English Version)

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European Abortion Law Fact Sheet

Abortion,Europe,Reporting on Rights,Publications

The World’s Abortion Laws: Supplemental Publications

Abortion,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications
Documenting the Human Rights Impact of Retrogressive Legislative and Policy Barriers on Women’s Access to abortion in Macedonia: Key Findings and Recommendations card link

Documenting the Human Rights Impact of Retrogressive Legislative and Policy Barriers on Women’s Access to abortion in Macedonia: Key Findings and Recommendations

In 2013 and 2014, Macedonian lawmakers introduced a series of new legal requirements, including a three-day mandatory waiting period, mandatory biased counseling and a mandatory ultrasound, which must be complied with before women can access [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Whelan v. Ireland: Ireland Must Reform its Abortion Law to Prevent Violations of Women’s Human Rights

In June 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled for the second time that by prohibiting and criminalizing abortion, Ireland violated a woman’s fundamental human rights. In the case of Whelan v. Ireland, the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland,At the United Nations,Publications

Council of Europe Issue Paper on women’s SRHR in Europe

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Mandatory Waiting Periods and Biased Counseling Requirements in Central and Eastern Europe: Restricting Access to Abortion, Undermining Human Rights and Reinforcing Harmful Gender Stereotypes

Across Central and Eastern European countries, women’s access to abortion services is increasingly threatened by the introduction of regressive legal and policy measures that impose mandatory waiting periods and biased counseling and information requirements prior [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Fact Sheet: Access to Contraceptives in the European Union

States are obligated under international law to provide women access to a full range of contraceptives and contraceptive information. Most countries in the European Union include affordable contraceptives and contraceptive information in their public health [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Europe, Accountability Bodies,Publications

Fact Sheet: A, B and C v. Ireland

In 2005, three women challenged the Irish law on abortion after being forced to travel abroad to obtain an abortion. The Irish law currently only allows abortion when a woman's life is in danger, and [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Ireland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

ICPD and Human Rights: 20 Years of Advancing Reproductive Rights though UN Treaty Bodies and Legal Reform

The ICPD and Human Rights fact sheets examine the progress states have made over the past twenty years fulfilling the commitments made in the ICPD Programme of Action. They highlight the extensive developments in international [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Maternal Health,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States, Accountability Bodies,At the United Nations,Publications

Calculated Injustice: The Slovak Republic’s Failure to Ensure Access to Contraceptives

Women and adolescent girls in Slovakia face numerous barriers to accessing modern contraceptives and contraceptive information. Because contraceptives are not covered by public health insurance, their users must pay the full price out of pocket. [...]

Europe, Slovakia,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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