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2013’S BIGGEST MOMENTS

2013’s Biggest Moments The past year gave us landmark victories, unprecedented hostility from the opposition, and historic legislation that could end the madness. Despite the absence of bumbling politicians using their stump speeches to prove [...]

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Filipino Government Cuts All Funding for Modern Contraceptives

Filipino Government Cuts All Funding for Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) One year after Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III passed groundbreaking legislation that would have guaranteed universal and free access to nearly all modern contraceptives for all citizens, [...]

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An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators

An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators   Dear Speaker Bolger and Senator Richardville, We strongly urge you to allow Michigan voters to decide whether they support the initiative that would force women to purchase a [...]

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EU Parliament Fails to Back Women’s Rights

EU Parliament Fails to Back Women’s Rights An anti-choice alliance within the European Parliament narrowly voted last week to shelve a report that put reproductive rights on the same level as human rights, arguing that [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception,Europe,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World

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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Access to Contraception Worldwide is Key to Women’s Human Rights

Access to Contraception Worldwide is Key to Women's Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) On the 63rd International Human Rights Day commemorating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which protects all people’s rights to equality and freedom [...]

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Derechos reproductivos: Una herramienta para monitorear las obligaciones de los Estados

Esta herramienta permite a los expertos que supervisan el cumplimiento de las normas jurídicas internacionales de derechos humanos evaluar el cumplimiento de las obligaciones específicas de los Estados en materia de derechos reproductivos. En primer [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean,Documents

Excluidas, Perseguidas, Encarceladas: El Impacto de la criminalización absoluta del aborto en El Salvador

La nueva publicación presentada hoy por el Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto Terapéutico, Ético y Eugenésico de El Salvador. Excluidas, Perseguidas, Encarceladas: El Impacto de la criminalización [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Ireland’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013

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Appendices: Planned Parenthood et al. v. Abbott: Emergency Application to Vacate Stay

Appendices for motion filed with the Supreme Court of the United States on November 4, 2013.

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,Case Document

U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Hobby Lobby’s Effort to Deny Women Copay-Free Birth Control Guaranteed by Affordable Care Act

U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Hobby Lobby’s Effort to Deny Women Copay-Free Birth Control Guaranteed by ACA After the nation’s highest court upheld historic health care law, for-profit company attempting to refuse women access to [...]

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A Human Rights Crisis

Nuestro Texas is a major effort that seeks to mobilize women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley to fight for their health and human rights. Ida was getting “desperate.” The mother of two had received a [...]

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Public Funding, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, United States,Reporting on Rights,News

In Pursuit of Justice

The Brazilian government still has to take big steps to fulfill the historic CEDAW Committee’s ruling on maternal mortality. Twenty-eight-year-old Alyne de Silva Pimentel, a poor Afro-Brazilian woman with a young daughter, was six months [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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