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Forced Sterilization in Chile

Forced Sterilization in Chile Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too [...]

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UN CEDAW Pushes Chile to Guarantee Rights of Women Living with HIV

UN CEDAW Pushes Chile to Guarantee Rights of Women Living with HIV The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) finished its periodic reports on Chile and, in October, issued concluding [...]

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A Call for Action in Kenya

A Call for Action in Kenya On May 3, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights released an exhaustive report on the state of the country's sexual and reproductive rights. And the Commission stated, in [...]

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The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

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Reproductive Rights Violations—Torture By Any Other Name

A woman living with HIV in Chile is forcibly sterilized while unconscious and undergoing a cesarean delivery. A Kenyan woman, along with her newborn child, is detained for weeks by hospital staff in miserable conditions. [...]

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Celebrating World Contraception Day

Did you know that the average U.S. woman who wants two children will spend five years pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, and 30 years trying to avoid pregnancy? Or that 215 million women worldwide [...]

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Demanding Rights for HIV Positive Women

Around the world, laws and policies stigmatize and discriminate against people living with HIV/AIDS, violating their human rights. In reaction to this, people living with HIV are increasingly using the law to hold governments accountable [...]

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Concluding Observations: Egypt_CEDAW_2009_English

In 2009, the Center, in collaboration with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) submitted a shadow letter to the CEDAW Committee highlighting Egypt’s failure to promote and protect women’s sexual and reproductive rights.  The [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Concluding Observations: Ecuador_Human Rights Committee_2009_English

In 2009, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights in Ecuador.  The letter highlighted the failure of the government to protect girls against [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Protections, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean,At the United Nations,Documents

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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