(PRESS RELEASE) The Centre pour les droits reproductifs is honored to be named one of the top high-impact organizations working on women’s la santé reproductive, rights, and justice by the philanthropic organization Philanthropedia. This year, Philanthropedia surveyed a large group of funders, researchers, nonprofit senior staff and government officials who have an average of 18 years in the field and asked them to identify those non-profit organizations that were making the largest impact in reproductive health. Philanthropedia helps donors to give more strategically.”It is an absolute honor for Philanthropedia and philanthropic experts to recognize the Center’s work in the la santé reproductive, rights, and justice movement,” said Nancy Northupprésident de la Centre pour les droits reproductifs. “Without the support of individual donors and foundations, we could not have won key legal victories that redefine the legal landscape in countries around the world nor taken on some of the most significant challenges in droits reproductifs laws and policies. As always, we have an ambitious plan for the coming years and look forward to working with our supporters as we set on that course.”The Centre pour les droits reproductifs is a global human rights organization that has used the law to advance liberté de reproduction as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. It is the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to reproductive rights, with expertise in both U.S. constitutional and international human rights law.”We are thrilled with the results of our research on women’s la santé reproductive, rights, and justice nonprofits in the US and are proud to include the Centre pour les droits reproductifs among the top of this list,” said Erinn Andrews, chief operating officer for Philanthropedia. “It’s an incredible honor to be given this vote of confidence from a mix of 192 experts in the field including program officers at major foundations, prominent professors and researchers, and leaders in the field such as Gloria Steinem. We hope donors will read the thoughtful and thorough expert reviews of this outstanding organization and support the great work they’re doing.” The Center works toward a time when the promise of human dignity, self-determination and equality—all embodied in the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—is enshrined in law in the U.S. and around the world. The organization envisions a world where every woman is free to decide whether and when to have children, where every woman has access to the best santé reproductive available, where every woman can exercise her choices without coercion or discrimination. To that end, Center staff has employed high-impact litigation, the promotion of legal scholarship, documentation of human rights abuses, and advocacy at state and national levels around the world. As a result, laws and policies in more than 50 countries have been strengthened. The Center’s accomplishments include: winning the first avortement case before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, liberalizing Nepal’s avortement law, one of the strictest avortement laws in the world, successfully taking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to court for allowing politics to influence its refusal to make la contraception d'urgence available without a prescription to all age groups, and protecting teens’ access to confidential santé reproductive across the U.S.