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Nepal Agrees to Decriminalize Abortion and Protect SRHR

Nepal accepts recommendations from its Universal Periodic Review before the UN Human Rights Council to protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls.

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations,Story

U.S. House Passes Spending Bill Free of Hyde Amendment for First Time in Decades

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives passed a federal spending bill without the Hyde Amendment, a policy that has

Abortion, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Story

Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

What if Roe is overturned?

This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Mississippi’s request to review an appellate court ruling that threw out the state’s law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. In its opening brief filed July [...]

Abortion,United States,Reporting on Rights,Story

Reproductive Health and Rights Related Decisions by the Supreme Court of Nepal (Nepali Version)

The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued several positive judgments and landmark decisions in the field of reproductive health and rights.  These judgments and decisions have helped ensure women’s reproductive health and rights under the [...]

Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case Document

Supreme Court of Nepal Decision: Lakshmi v. Government of Nepal

In a landmark decision issued on May 20, 2009, Nepal’s Supreme Court directed the government – specifically the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of [...]

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case Document

Mississippi Abortion Ban Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court Poses a Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade

The Center for Reproductive Rights will defend the right to abortion at the U.S. Supreme Court this fall in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health.

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

Center and Partners File Lawsuit to Block Texas Abortion Ban

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners today filed a lawsuit to block an extreme Texas law that bans abortion care after approximately six weeks of pregnancy. The law, S.B. 8, incentivizes private individuals—including anti-abortion activists—to seek monetary penalties and injunctions by suing anyone who performs an abortion or assists someone in obtaining one.

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Amicus Work – Asia

Lakshmi v Government of Nepal Supreme Court of Nepal (2008) Issue: The petition challenged the Nepal government’s failure to ensure adequate access to safe abortion services despite the decriminalization of abortion on broad grounds in 2002. [...]

Asia, Nepal,Case Document

Amicus Work – Africa

Teachers Service Commission v WJ & 5 others [2020] eKLR Court of Appeal of Kenya (2015) Issue: Whether the Teachers Service Commission is vicariously liable for alleged acts of sexual abuse against two students. Center [...]

Africa,Case Document

Amicus Work: Europe

Application by Sarah Jane Eware for Judicial Review (Reference No: 2018/60061/01) High Court of Northern Ireland (2019) Issue: Prohibition and criminalization of abortion. Center’s position: The prohibition and criminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland violated [...]

Europe,Case Document

Center for Reproductive Rights Joins Global Leaders and Activists at U.N. Generation Equality Forum

Center presents session on adolescent SRHR and bodily autonomy at leading global gathering.

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Center Works to Combat Global Regression on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The Center convenes global experts to address regression on SRHR and organize a global force to combat regression and advance reproductive rights.

Reporting on Rights,Story

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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