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Human Rights Day 2011

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” That’s the first sentence of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations 63 years ago on [...]

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A Girl Who Changed the World, A Victory for Women Everywhere

A Girl Who Changed the World, A Victory for Women Everywhere In 2009, a girl from Peru named L.C. demanded justice. Two years earlier, she needed an abortion—had a legal right to abortion—and was denied, [...]

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Peru: The Long March to Justice

Peru: The Long March to Justice Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an [...]

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Extreme Government Intrusion in North Carolina

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners went to court to uphold the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship. We’re challenging a new North Carolina law that forces doctors to describe in detail the [...]

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Anniversary of Abortion Decriminalization in Nepal

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the historic 11th Amendment to the Muluki Ain, Nepal Country Code, that decriminalized abortion in Nepal.  The decriminalization of abortion in Nepal in 2002 was a historic moment for [...]

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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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Poland: A Victory of Firsts

For the first time in its history, the European Court of Human Rights specifically found that an abortion-related violation amounted to inhumane and degrading treatment. The Center and its partners filed the case R.R. v. Poland [...]

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RH Reality Check: Nepal Advances As U.S. Backslides on Women’s Rights

By Melissa Upreti, Senior Regional Manager and Legal Adviser for Asia As the U.S. Congress launches one of the most vicious attacks against women’s health in recent history, the Supreme Court of Nepal has officially [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Nepal Supreme Court: Abortion Is a Right

In a recent decision in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that the country’s government must guarantee access to safe and affordable abortion services. Specifically, it affirmed the [...]

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Delhi High Court Continues to Stand Up for Pregnant Women

For the second time in less than a year, the Delhi High Court in India has ordered the local state government to ensure that every pregnant woman has access to quality maternity care. Highlighting the [...]

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CRR in the Field: Stephanie Toti & Suzanne Stolz

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

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2010 State Legislative Wrap Up

In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women’s access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services. Each year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women’s access to abortion, including [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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