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Withdrawal of Grade 7 Textbooks from Mozambique Education Curriculum Over Sex Topics

PRESS STATEMENT 02.18.2022 Statement by Evelyne Opondo, Senior Regional Director for Africa, Center for Reproductive Rights: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) notes with concern, the move by the Ministry of Education in the [...]

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Federal Bill Would Promote Youth Sex Education in U.S.

May is “National Sex Ed for All” month, and the Center is proud to support a new federal bill that would provide funding to improve access to comprehensive sex education and sexual health services for young people throughout the U.S.

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Center and International Human Rights Partners Call on Poland to Reject Bills Restricting Sexual and Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights, along with more than 100 other human rights organizations, released a joint statement that calls for the Polish parliament to reject two harmful proposals to restrict abortion and sexuality education [...]

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Lambda Legal, Center for Reproductive Rights and Americans United Sue Trump Administration to Block Denial of Care Rule

Lambda Legal, CRR, and Americans United Sue Trump Administration to Block Denial of Care Rule (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Lambda Legal, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State [...]

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A Duty to Protect

The Zika outbreak threatens dire consequences in countries that have failed to prioritize women’s health and human rights. Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women [...]

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CEDAW Committee holds India Accountable for Failure to Prevent and Prosecute Cases of Child Marriage, and Ensure Access to Reproductive Health Services

CEDAW Committee holds India Accountable for Failure to Prevent and Prosecute Cases of Child Marriage The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) recently criticized India for failing to address [...]

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Committee on the Rights of the Child Holds India Accountable for Failing to Eliminate Child Marriage and Ensure Access to Reproductive Health Services and Autonomy for Girls

Committee on the Rights of the Child Holds India Accountable for Failing to Eliminate Child Marriage The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (Committee) recently criticized India for a wide range of [...]

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors Calls for Expanded Access to Safe, Legal Reproductive Health Care

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Calls for Expanded Access to Safe, Legal Reproductive Health Care Municipal resolution declares February “Women, Girls, and Transgender Women’s Health Month,” calls for passage of federal Women’s Health Protection Act [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

European Parliament Rejects Resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

European Parliament Rejects Resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Rights (PRESS RELEASE) By a margin of seven votes, the European Parliament rejected a resolution today that called for access to safe and legal abortion, contraceptive services, [...]

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New U.N. Report Links Adolescent Pregnancy to Human Rights Failures, Calls on States to Address Range of Contributing Issues

U.N. Report Links Adolescent Pregnancy to Human Rights Failures, Calls on States to Address Contributing Issues (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights commended the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today for linking adolescent pregnancy [...]

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United Nations: Women Living in War-Torn Countries Need Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services

UN: Women Living in War-Torn Countries Need Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services U.N. Security Council and CEDAW Committee Address Lack of Essential Health Care for Women Living in Conflict (PRESS RELEASE) Acknowledging the devastating impact of [...]

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European Parliament Postpones Vote For Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

European Parliament Delays Adoption of Reproductive Health Report (PRESS RELEASE) In a 351 to 319 vote Tuesday, members of the European Parliament delayed the adoption of a report calling on all European Union members to [...]

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Huffington Post: The Fight for Women’s Reproductive Rights Can’t Just Be About Winning or Losing the Abortion War

Women’s Health is Not a Political Game by Nancy Northup, President & CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights With the 40th anniversary this month of the historic Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade has come a [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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