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Making Abortion Safe, Legal and Accessible: A Toolkit for Action

Despite wide international legal support for a woman's right to access safe and legal abortion, the procedure still remains unsafe and out of reach for many women around the globe. The Center's publication Making Abortion [...]

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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

Annual Report 2006

For 15 years, our attorneys have strategically and boldly used human rights tools, from the U.S. Constitution to the rulings of human rights bodies worldwide, to advance and protect every woman and girl's right to [...]

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Annual Report 2007

In 2007, the Center continued to work worldwide to secure recognition of reproductive rights as human rights. We won cases that affirmed the right to safe abortion. We challenged laws and policies that blocked women's [...]

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World Abortion Laws 2008 Fact Sheet card link

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 [...]

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Abortion in Nepal: Women Imprisoned

This report, produced by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Forum for Women, Law and Development, documents human rights abuses arising from Nepal's abortion law. The report examines violations of women's rights relating to [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,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 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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: [...]

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At Risk: Rights Violations of HIV-Positive Women in Kenyan Health Facilities

Women living with HIV in Kenya who seek medical care suffer multiple human rights violations and encounter daunting barriers to quality healthcare. The Center will highlight findings from its new report At Risk: Rights Violations [...]

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,Publications

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

Broken Promises: Human Rights, Accountability, and Maternal Death in Nigeria

Broken Promises: Human Rights, Accountability, and Maternal Death in Nigeria, a new report by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Women Advocates Resource and Documentation Centre, illustrates the systematic failure of the Nigerian government to [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Nigeria,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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