About Us

The Center for Reproductive Rights is a global human rights organization of lawyers and advocates who ensure reproductive rights are protected in law as fundamental human rights for the dignity, equality, health, and well-being of every person.

Since its founding in 1992, the Center’s game-changing litigation, legal policy, and advocacy work—combined with unparalleled expertise in constitutional, international, and comparative human rights law—has transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies.

Through our work across five continents, we have played a critical role in securing legal victories before national courts, United Nations Committees, and regional human rights bodies on reproductive rights issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, maternal health, and safe abortion services, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.


The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world.


We envision a world where every person participates with dignity as an equal member of society, regardless of gender.

Where every woman is free to decide whether or when to have children and whether to get married; where access to quality reproductive health care is guaranteed; and where every woman can make these decisions free from coercion or discrimination.


Because of the Center’s work, over the past two years, 2.3 billion more people are living under stronger legal protections for reproductive rights.

Learn about our impact here.



Won groundbreaking cases before national courts, UN committees, and regional human rights bodies.


Participated in every major U.S. Supreme Court abortion case since our founding.


Strengthened reproductive laws and policies in more than 65 countries across five continents.

Theory of Change

Find out how the Center uses the power of law to make lasting change in people’s lives across the globe.

Read our Theory of Change here.

We need you with us.

Join us today and help us advance reproductive rights around the world.