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2015 State of the States: Fighting Back By Pushing Forward card link

2015 State of the States: Fighting Back By Pushing Forward

Politicians in statehouses across the country continued to attack women’s access to vital health care services in 2015, introducing nearly 400 bills and enacting 47 new laws restricting access to reproductive health care this legislative [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Stand Up, Fight TRAP: A Policy and Advocacy Resource to Counter Clinic Shutdown Laws

Clinics across the country are being forced to close their doors, making it even harder for a woman to get the abortion care she needs, simply because some politicians want to play politics with women’s [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

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

Letter to Committee on the Rights of the Child Re: Supplementary information on Bangladesh

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Bangladesh, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

A Voting Rights Act for Reproductive Rights?

The following article was written by Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, as part of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law's publication titled "Legal [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Publications

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador  

Abortion, Definitions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Documents

Litigation: Protect the Right to Abortion Care

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Publications

Accountability for Discrimination Against Women in the Philippines: Key Findings and Recommendations from the CEDAW Committee’s Special Inquiry on Reproductive Rights

A 2007 report by the Center documenting human rights violations associated with Executive Order 003 became the basis for a special inquiry convened by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Philippines, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

State of the States: 2015 at the Midpoint card link

State of the States: 2015 at the Midpoint

Troubling trends abound, but some bright spots provide hope for the future of reproductive health care access. 2015 saw the continuation of harmful trends in state legislatures to restrict reproductive rights and access, either through sham [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers,Publications

CRR Submission for Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life

The Center for Reproductive Rights prepared this submission to the Human Rights Committee in advance of its drafting a revised general comment on the right to life. This submission urges the Committee to reaffirm that [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Joint Statement for Human Rights Committee Day of Discussion on the Right to Life

The Center and over 50 human rights organizations from across the globe issued this joint statement to the Human Rights Committee for its day of discussion on the right to life, calling on the Committee [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Violence against Women and Reproductive Rights in the Americas

The numerous forms of violence that are committed against women pose an obstacle to their individual development, violate their rights, and limit their freedoms. Violence against women blocks the full development of their capacities and [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Resolution on violence against women and girls – Q&A

Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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