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Abortion Services in Kenya

The Constitution of Kenya guarantees the right of women and girls to access abortion services when, in the opinion of a health care professional, the pregnancy threatens the life and health of the pregnant person. [...]

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The Misalignment Between Kenya’s Constitution and the Penal Code on Access to Reproductive Health Care

This fact sheet, titled "The Impact of the Misalignment Between Kenya's Constitution and the Penal Code on Access to Reproductive Health Care," discusses the case, PAK and Salim Mohammed v. Attorney General and Three Others, [...]

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Addressing Disrespect and Abuse in Maternal Health Care Facilities in Kenya

The Center for Reproductive Rights secured a win in two landmark cases that sought to hold the government of Kenya accountable for the detention, disrespect and abuse of women seeking maternal health services in public health [...]

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Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court

Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court (PRESS RELEASE) The case of Josephine Majani, whose story of being physically and verbally abused by nurses and repeatedly [...]

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CRR Case on Unlawful Detention of Women in Maternity Hospitals in the High Court of Kenya

CRR Files Case on Unlawful Detention of Women in Maternity Hospitals in Kenya (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case before the High Court of Kenya on behalf of two women [...]

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Kenya’s High Court issues a landmark ruling on access to safe abortion in a case against Ministry of Health 

Kenya’s High Court issues a landmark ruling on access to safe abortion in a case against Ministry of Health   Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a landmark case challenging the government’s withdrawal of “Standards [...]

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Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal [...]

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Kenya’s High Court Rules in Favor of Woman Physically Abused During Delivery

Kenya’s High Court Rules in Favor of Woman Physically Abused During Delivery (PRESS RELEASE) A pregnant woman who was unlawfully physically and verbally abused by hospital staff and deliberately left to deliver on the floor, [...]

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FIDA-Kenya and others v. Attorney General and others (High Court of Kenya)

Kenyan High Court Rules Victims of Sexual Violence Have a Constitutional Right to Abortion   (Updated 3.18.21) Kenya’s High Court ruled that the Ministry of Health’s 2014 withdrawal of the “Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe Abortion [...]

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U.N. Committee: Kenya Should Decriminalize Abortion in All Circumstances, Ensure Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents

U.N. Committee: Kenya Should Decriminalize Abortion in All Circumstances, Ensure Reproductive Health Services for Teens (PRESS RELEASE) The government of Kenya should decriminalize abortion in all circumstances and ensure adolescents have access to the full [...]

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Kenyan High Court: Maternity Hospital Illegally Imprisoned Women, Violated Human Rights

Kenyan High Court: Maternity Hospital Illegally Imprisoned Women, Violated Human Rights Court orders Ministry of Health to address discrimination in public hospitals and award compensation to women who were unlawfully detained (PRESS RELEASE) The High Court [...]

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Kenyan High Court: Education Sector Fails to Protect Students from Sexual Abuse

Kenyan High Court: Education Sector Fails to Protect Students from Sexual Abuse (PRESS RELEASE) The Teachers Service Commission (TSC)—the main teachers union in Kenya tasked with recruiting and employing teachers, and determining disciplinary actions—failed to [...]

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Kenya High Court Finds Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission Unconstitutional

Kenya High Court Finds Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission Unconstitutional Judges rule provisions of HIV law threaten human rights of Kenyans, violate citizens’ privacy rights and discriminate against pregnant women (PRESS RELEASE) Key provisions of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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