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PassBlue: Will Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Dropped in the Post-2015 Agenda?

PassBlue: Will Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Dropped in the Post-2015 Agenda? Rebecca Brown The United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda is the next phase of the Millennium Development Goals, which provided a 15-year road map to [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee

The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee Henry McDonald Ireland's continued ban on most abortions has come under attack nationally and internationally, with campaigners calling for a referendum on termination [...]

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The Irish Times: Irish women forced to travel for abortions to take cases to UN

The Irish Times: Irish women forced to travel for abortions to take cases to UN By Kitty Holland Three women who were forced to travel to Britain to terminate their pregnancies following diagnoses that their [...]

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Maternal Mortality and the Decriminalization of Abortion at the Human Rights Council

Maternal Mortality and the Decriminalization of Abortion at the Human Rights Council The UN Human Rights Council gathered for its 24th session in Geneva, from September 9-27, 2013, bringing together human rights activists, civil society [...]

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New York Times Letter to the Editor: ‘Beatriz’ of El Salvador, Denied a Lifesaving Abortion

New York Times Letter to the Editor: ‘Beatriz’ of El Salvador, Denied a Lifesaving Abortion To the Editor: Re “Salvador Court Denies Abortion to Ailing Woman, Citing Strict Prohibition” (news article, May 30) and “A [...]

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Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland – Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy

Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland - Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights This week, the European Court of Human Rights issued its decision [...]

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Forced Sterilization Preys on Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Preying on Women Living with HIV/AIDS by Lilian Sepúlveda, Director of the Global Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights For almost a decade, I've been working at the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

International Business Times: Abortion Restrictions in 2012

International Business Times:Abortion Restrictions in 2012 By Ashley Portero "Fifteen states have passed nearly 40 laws intended to limit women's reproductive rights within the first six months of 2012, according to a new report from [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,Center in the Spotlight

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

PUBLIC SERVICE EUROPE: Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion card link

PUBLIC SERVICE EUROPE: Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion

Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion by Nancy Northup, President & CEO at the Center for Reproductive Rights In recent decades—as an overwhelming preponderance of evidence has established an inextricable link between the availability of [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,Europe, Romania, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

RH REALITY CHECK: Birth Control Alone Isn’t Enough

Birth Control Alone Isn't Enough by Louise Finer, Director of Global Advocacy at the Center for Reproductive Rights In 1996, a Peruvian woman named María Mamérita Mestanza Chávez died from complications of a forced sterilization [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

Toward Freedom: Eastern Europe’s Conservative Crackdown on Reproductive Freedom

By Jake Blumgart "Across Eastern and Central Europe, as unemployment surges and the European Union dithers, nationalist conservative and far right parties are on the march. Emboldened right-wing leaders are resurrecting debates around abortion and [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Hungary, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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