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Center for Reproductive Rights Opens New Regional Office in Kenya

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced the opening of its new Africa regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. As an international legal advocacy organization, the Center has worked for over a decade across [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights

Millicent Awuor Maimuna & Margaret Anyoso Oliele v. Attorney General and others, Constitutional Petition No. 562 of 2012, High Court of Kenya

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Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Defending Rights & Saving Lives: 2010 Accomplishments

No woman should have to risk her life because she cannot get the essential reproductive care she deserves. This tenet is the cornerstone of the Center for Reproductive Rights work. Looking back at 2010, the [...]

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In Harm’s Way: Conclusions in Brief

As this report demonstrates, when access to safe and legal abortion is limited, women resort to unsafe abortion, with devastating consequences for their health, lives, and families. This report documents these consequences in Kenya, highlighting [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Africa, Kenya, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Center Applauds Passage of New Kenyan Constitution A Landmark Development for Women’s Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) Yesterday, election officials in Kenya announced that voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution, which in addition to increasing civil liberties and enshrining key economic and social rights, promotes women's equality and rights, including [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights

In Harm’s Way: Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

  March 8, 2010 Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Clinton: As President of the Center for Reproductive Rights, I write to express my [...]

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CRR in the Field: Alisha Bjerregaard

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Human Rights Council Adopts Groundbreaking Resolution on Maternal Mortality

For the third year running, the UN's Human Rights Council has focused its attention on the global problem of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity. A ground-breaking resolution was adopted yesterday, in which States reaffirm their [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya, Asia, Philippines, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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In Harm’s Way: Executive Summary

"I have seen so much misery at the Kenyatta National Hospital . . . where women with abortion-related problems have died and others lost uteruses. There is no doubt the existing laws are colonial and [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Africa, Kenya, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: An Instrument for Advancing Reproductive and Sexual Rights

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Maternal Health,Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Center Celebrates International Women’s Day and Launch of UN Women

On March 8, the Center for Reproductive Rights joins women around the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, as well as the official launch of UN Women, the newly created United [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Censorship, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

In Focus: Uganda

In Focus: Uganda The Center for Reproductive Rights has embarked on a series of new projects in Uganda as part of its wider work in the African region. Working to highlight reproductive rights violations in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Censorship, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Medical Education,Africa, Uganda, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Whose Right to Life? Women’s Rights and Prenatal Protections under Human Rights and Comparative Law

The right to life is a fundamental human right, central to the enjoyment of all other human rights. International human rights law recognizes this basic right begins at birth, and international and regional human rights [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health,United States, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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