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The Misalignment Between Kenya’s Constitution and the Penal Code on Access to Reproductive Health Care

This fact sheet, titled "The Impact of the Misalignment Between Kenya's Constitution and the Penal Code on Access to Reproductive Health Care," discusses the case, PAK and Salim Mohammed v. Attorney General and Three Others, [...]

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Access to SRHR Information by Women and Girls in Kenya

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partner, Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH), have launched a new report titled Access to SRHR Information by Women and Girls in Kenya: Assessment of Nairobi, Bungoma, Homabay, [...]

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Challenging Institutional Stigma Against Abortion Care in Kenya

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A Decade of Existence: Revealing Progress, Reversals, and Betrayal of a National Compromise

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Detention and Abuse of Women Seeking Maternal Health Services

On September 17, 2015, the High Court of Kenya issued a groundbreaking judgment in the case of Millicent Awuor (Maimuna) &, Margaret Anyoso Oliele v. Attorney General and others, Constitutional Petition No. 562 of 2012. [...]

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The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights’ Sexual and Reproductive Rights Public Inquiry Repor

In 2011, in response to a joint request by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya (FIDA Kenya), the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights commenced a public inquiry into “the [...]

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Understanding the Mental Health Indication for Legal Abortion

The Center’s fact sheet discusses the mental health indication for legal abortion in Kenya in light of the country’s new Constitution. The 2010 Constitution explicitly permits abortion when “in the opinion of a trained health [...]

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The Gains of the New Constitution: Stronger Protections for the Lives and Health of Women in Kenya

Kenya’s new constitution demonstrates several gains for the women of Kenya, including stronger protections for their health and lives. The constitution affirms that every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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In Harm’s Way: Download the Report card link

In Harm’s Way: Download the Report

Unsafe abortion claims the lives of thousands of Kenyan women each year. Their deaths are entirely - and easily - preventable. Yet the Kenyan government has done little to address the problem. Learn more about [...]

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In Harm’s Way: Conclusions in Brief

As this report demonstrates, when access to safe and legal abortion is limited, women resort to unsafe abortion, with devastating consequences for their health, lives, and families. This report documents these consequences in Kenya, highlighting [...]

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In Harm’s Way: The Impact of Kenya’s Restrictive Abortion Law

Recommendations to the Government of Kenya / to the Executive Branch Publicly acknowledge the importance of reducing unsafe abortion in order to meet Kenya’s obligations under the Millennium Development Goals, particularly the goal to reduce [...]

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In Harm’s Way: Grace’s Story

In Harm's Way: The Impact of Kenya's Restrictive Abortion Law Grace's Story: Trapped by Poverty Grace was twelve when a stranger raped her in her rural village and left her pregnant. She gave birth to [...]

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In Harm’s Way: Rosemary’s Story

In Harm’s Way: The Impact of Kenya’s Restrictive Abortion Law Rosemary's Story: Living with Stigma Rosemary, a young woman, was brutally raped and then genitally mutilated by two men in Nairobi. In addition to leaving [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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