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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Legal Prohibitions Worldwide

What is FGM? Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the collective name given to a number of cultural practices that involve the partial or total cutting of female genitals. FGM can be performed as early as [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Voices from Nepal: Excerpts from Abortion in Nepal: Women Imprisoned

Nepal’s punitive approach to abortion has threatened women’s lives and health, reinforced entrenched gender discrimination, and interfered with women’s decision-making on a matter with immense personal implications. Those who have been arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,Reporting on Rights,Publications

World Abortion Laws 2008 Fact Sheet

Currently, over 60% of the world's people live in countries where induced abortion is permitted either for a wide range of reasons or without restriction as to reason. In contrast, about 26% of all people [...]

Abortion,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Q&A: Khiara M. Bridges

Khiara M. Bridges joined the Center in July as the first Center for Reproductive Rights-Columbia Law School Fellow. She is a top graduate of Columbia Law School and holds a PhD in anthropology from Columbia [...]

Abortion,United States,News

An International Human Right: Sexuality Education for Adolescents in Schools

An International Human Right: Sexuality Education for Adolescents in Schools

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

In Nigeria, pregnant women just hours from giving birth travel unprotected on motorbikes instead of ambulances. Other women go around maternity wards begging for money to pay hospital fees. ,This shouldn't be happening in Nigeria: [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Nigeria,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,News

Linking HIV and Reproductive Rights

The Center Spotlights Reproductive Rights at the XVII International AIDS Conference Human rights, including reproductive rights, must be at the center of the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Center for Reproductive Rights will be taking that [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Africa, Kenya, Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers,News

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