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The Misalignment Between Kenya’s Constitution and the Penal Code on Access to Reproductive Health Care

This fact sheet, titled "The Impact of the Misalignment Between Kenya's Constitution and the Penal Code on Access to Reproductive Health Care," discusses the case, PAK and Salim Mohammed v. Attorney General and Three Others, [...]

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Report Highlights Lack of Access to SRHR Information in Kenya

A new report by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH) finds that women and girls in Kenya lack access to comprehensive information on sexual and reproductive health [...]

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New Report: Women and Girls in Kenya Lack Access to Comprehensive Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Despite Constitutional Framework

NAIROBI, 06.17.2021 (Press Release): A new report finds that women and girls in Kenya lack access to comprehensive information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) despite the country’s constitutional framework guaranteeing reproductive health [...]

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Abortion Services in Kenya

The Constitution of Kenya guarantees the right of women and girls to access abortion services when, in the opinion of a health care professional, the pregnancy threatens the life and health of the pregnant person. [...]

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Challenging Institutional Stigma Against Abortion Care in Kenya

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On the 10th Anniversary of Kenya’s Constitution, Center Report Urges Government to Enforce Abortion Rights Protections

Each year in Kenya, more than 2,500 women and girls die from unsafe abortions—despite the fact that the government legalized abortion under specific circumstances a decade ago in its Constitution. Currently, unsafe abortions are a [...]

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The Center wins a major victory for abortion rights in Africa

In a groundbreaking decision, the High Court of Kenya ruled that the Ministry of Health’s 2014 withdrawal of the “Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe Abortion in Kenya” (Standards and Guidelines), and [...]

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Kenya’s High Court issues a landmark ruling on access to safe abortion in a case against Ministry of Health 

Kenya’s High Court issues a landmark ruling on access to safe abortion in a case against Ministry of Health   Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a landmark case challenging the government’s withdrawal of “Standards [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Standing up Against Abortion Opposition in Nairobi

The Center for Reproductive Rights and ally organizations take a petition to the government demanding anti-abortion billboards come down UPDATE: SUCCESS! The billboards came down in May. The Nairobi County Government responded to our request, [...]

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The Center for Reproductive Rights, its regional partners and women’s groups demand that Nairobi County remove billboards with misleading information on the constitutional right to abortion

The Center, partners, and advocates demand Nairobi County remove billboards with misleading information on abortion Today, a coalition of 11 civil society organizations, individuals and women’s groups under the umbrella Team Life delivered a petition to Nairobi County Governor, Mike Mbuvi, demanding the immediate [...]

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The tragic impacts of unsafe abortion care in Kenya are all too real.

Wanjiku's Story Hundreds of thousands of Kenyan women and girls have risked their lives to end a pregnancy. This is Wanjiku's story. In Kenya, abortion is allowed only when the life and health of the [...]

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The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Kenyan Officials over recent Ban on Marie Stopes

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and co-counsel Sofia Rajab-Leteipan of Leteipan & Associates Advocates have today filed a case at the High Court, Nairobi, against Kenyan government officials. The petition is challenging the [...]

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Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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