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The Stakes are High: The Tragic Impact of Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda card link

The Stakes are High: The Tragic Impact of Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda

 

Abortion,Africa, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Mellet v. Ireland, 2016; Whelan v. Ireland, 2017 (United Nations Human Rights Committee)

UN Committee Rules Ireland’s Abortion Laws Violate Human Rights  (Updated 03.18.21) In two landmark rulings, the United Nations Human Rights Committee determined that Ireland’s strict ban on abortion subjected women to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. For the first time in response to an [...]

Abortion,Europe, Ireland,At the United Nations,Case

Nuestra Voz, Nuestra Salud, Nuestro Texas: The Fight for Women’s Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley

In late 2012 and early 2013, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health documented the impact of state funding cuts to family planning services on women in the Rio [...]

United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Fact Sheet: Access to Contraceptives in the European Union

States are obligated under international law to provide women access to a full range of contraceptives and contraceptive information. Most countries in the European Union include affordable contraceptives and contraceptive information in their public health [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Europe, Accountability Bodies,Publications

Fact Sheet: A, B and C v. Ireland

In 2005, three women challenged the Irish law on abortion after being forced to travel abroad to obtain an abortion. The Irish law currently only allows abortion when a woman's life is in danger, and [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Ireland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Planned Parenthood et al. v. Abbott

Texas passed House Bill 2 in 2013, which requires that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals and mandates a medically obsolete method of medication abortion. Laws that require abortion providers to have admitting [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,In the Courts,Case

Child Marriage in South Asia: Stop the Impunity

A new report calls on the governments in South Asia to stop the human rights crisis that is child marriage.   This publication was supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation. 

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Forced Out: Mandatory Pregnancy Testing and the Expulsion of Pregnant Students in Tanzanian Schools

The Center for Reproductive Rights’ Global Legal Program’s newest publication, Forced Out: Mandatory Pregnancy Testing and the Expulsion of Pregnant Students in Tanzanian Schools, documents the forced pregnancy testing and expulsion of pregnant school girls [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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ICPD and Human Rights: 20 Years of Advancing Reproductive Rights though UN Treaty Bodies and Legal Reform card link

ICPD and Human Rights: 20 Years of Advancing Reproductive Rights though UN Treaty Bodies and Legal Reform

The ICPD and Human Rights fact sheets examine the progress states have made over the past twenty years fulfilling the commitments made in the ICPD Programme of Action. They highlight the extensive developments in international [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Maternal Health,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States, Accountability Bodies,At the United Nations,Publications

Abortion Laws and Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is a global problem, affecting the lives of women and girls of all ages and of all types of backgrounds. Victims of sexual abuse may suffer from a number of physical, emotional and [...]

Abortion,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Publications

Tummino v. Hamburg

This case challenges the arbitrary decision of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict access to emergency contraception (EC). Filing date: 01/21/2005, Re-opened 2/15/2012 Plaintiff(s): Annie Tummino, Erin T. Mahoney, Carol GiardinaKelly Mangan, [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,United States,In the Courts,Case

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights’ Sexual and Reproductive Rights Public Inquiry Repor

In 2011, in response to a joint request by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya (FIDA Kenya), the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights commenced a public inquiry into “the [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health,Africa, Kenya,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Understanding the Mental Health Indication for Legal Abortion

The Center’s fact sheet discusses the mental health indication for legal abortion in Kenya in light of the country’s new Constitution. The 2010 Constitution explicitly permits abortion when “in the opinion of a trained health [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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