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The Center’s Work in Nepal

The Center has been actively engaged in the reproductive health and rights movement in Nepal since 2000. The Center had been actively engaged in Nepal for removal of the general ban on abortion in Sept. 2002; [...]

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Fighting for Girlhood

Fighting for Girlhood Child marriage violates the rights of millions across the world each year. But the UN just took notable steps to end its ravages. At age 15, Gita should have been cramming for [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Ending Child Marriage

Ending Child Marriage A first-ever international appeal aims to end child marriage in South Asia “I was turned into someone’s wife before I knew what it meant to me,” remembers Rahar Maya Biswokarma, a Nepalese [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Melissa Upreti Twenty-five thousand children worldwide, most of whom are girls, are married every day.  While many countries have laws that clearly [...]

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Combatting Child Marriage

Combatting Child Marriage The numbers are disturbing. According to a recent UNICEF study, one in nine girls in the developing world will marry before age 15, one in three will marry before 18. Some are [...]

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UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage

UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage For the first time in history, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution dedicated to ending the blight of child marriage. Over 100 countries co-sponsored [...]

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Childhood Discarded

A new report calls on the governments in South Asia to stop the human rights crisis that is child marriage. At a time when girls in many countries are thinking about their math homework or [...]

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Contraceptive Access Case Filed In Supreme Court of Nepal

Contraceptive Access Case Filed In Supreme Court of Nepal Last month, the first case to be developed by the Center for Reproductive Rights’ South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) was filed in the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

New Report Highlights 16 Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights from the Supreme Court of Nepal

New Report Highlights 16 Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights from the Supreme Court of Nepal “Supreme Court’s Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights,” launched in June 2013, is the latest publication from the Asia [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Opens New Office in Nepal

Center for Reproductive Rights Opens New Office in Nepal (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization dedicated to the worldwide advancement of reproductive rights and their recognition as fundamental human [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, Nepal,Uncategorized

New Beginning in Nepal

New Beginning in Nepal As the only global legal advocacy group dedicated to the advancement of reproductive rights worldwide, the Center set a goal several years ago to establish a strong presence in the places [...]

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Himalayan Times: Safe and Affordable Abortion is a Woman’s Right

by Melissa Upreti, Asia regional director for the Center for Reproductive Rights Three years ago, Nepal’s Supreme Court (SC) catapulted the nation to the forefront of the global women’s rights movement by unequivocally ruling that [...]

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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, [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Zambia, Asia, Nepal, Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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