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Center Challenges Brazil’s Record on Maternal Mortality

On November 30, the Center, with Brazilian partner Advocaci, filed Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil, the first maternal mortality case to be brought before the UN's Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,In the Courts

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 [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,In the Courts,Case

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 [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,In the Courts,News

Human Rights Expert Cynthia Soohoo of Columbia Law School Joins the Center for Reproductive Rights

Hired as Domestic Legal Program Director The Center for Reproductive Rights today announced the appointment of Cynthia Soohoo, age 40, as the organization's new director of the Domestic Legal Program, starting January 7, 2008. Since [...]

Abortion,United States,News

Who’s Afraid of Those Smart Women?

Nancy Northup takes Maureen Dowd’s discussion of gender stereotypes a step further in this Letter to the Editor, revealing that federally financed abstinence-only curriculums promote outdated gender biases.The New York Times, Letter to the EditorPublished: [...]

Activists Around the Country Aggressively Working to Criminalize Abortion and Reverse Roe, Since 2004, 17 States have considered 38 Abortion Bans

Center for Reproductive Rights Releases 2007 "What if Roe Fell?" Report, Groundbreaking Polling Shows A Majority of Americans Believe Roe is Vulnerable WASHINGTON, D.C.- According to legal analysis conducted by the Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,United States,Reporting on Rights,News

Overview of Types of Abortion Restrictions in the States

Abortion,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

A New Legal Landscape: A Three-Pronged Attack on Abortion Rights

Abortion,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

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What If Roe Fell? 2007

Download the factsheet summarizing the main points in the Center's comprehensive report, What if Roe fell? 2007. ,

Abortion,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Emergency Contraception for Rape Survivors

Emergency contraception ("EC") is a form of birth control that is taken after sexual intercourse. Currently, the only drug available in the United States that has been specifically approved by the FDA for use as [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP): Avoiding the TRAP

"TRAP" laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) target the medical practices of doctors who provide abortions, and impose on them burdensome requirements which are different and more stringent than the legal requirements imposed on other [...]

Abortion,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

U.S.-based Sex-Ed Program Comes Under Fire in International Human Rights Case

Groups Charge Croatia is Endangering Lives of its Young People NEW YORK - Today, a group of advocacy organizations filed the first human rights legal challenge to a faith- based sex-education program with roots in [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education,Europe, Croatia,In the Courts,News

U.S.-based Sex-Ed Program Challenged in International Human Rights Case: Center Charges that Croatia is Endangering the Lives of its Young People

In October 2007, the Center for Reproductive Rights along with partners filed the first human rights legal challenge to a faith-based sex-education program based in the U.S. The program, TeenSTAR, promotes abstinence, discourages the use [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education,Europe, Croatia,In the Courts

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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