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In the Name of Alyne: A Historic Human Rights Victory

Alyne da Silva Pimentel would have been 37 years old today if Brazil’s government had honored its responsibility to protect her fundamental human rights. Instead, because she was poor and Afro-Brazilian, she died in 2002 [...]

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Decline in Maternal Mortality Welcome, but Suffering Persists

By Ximena Andión Ibañez, International Advocacy Director An article in the recent  Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, announced a global decrease in maternal deaths from 526,300 in 1980 to 342,900 in 2008. The Center [...]

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Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women)

UN Committee Establishes States’ Obligation to Address Maternal Mortality   (Updated 3.18.21) In the first-ever maternal mortality case decided by an international human rights body, the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women [...]

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Rio Family Takes on Brazil Government for Death of Pregnant Daughter

Center for Reproductive Rights and ADVOCACI file Petition with United Nations for Human Rights Violations Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Citizens' Advocacy for Human Rights (ADVOCACI) filed a case in the United Nations [...]

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