Women’s equality and status in society are directly linked to their enjoyment of reproductive rights. Around the world, human rights law and international commitments require governments to reform laws and policies that deny women these rights. Advocates play a crucial role in shaping reforms and ensuring that they translate into genuine progress for women. In this process, advocates can learn from–and build upon–legal and policy advances in other countries and regions.
Gaining Ground is a resource for advocates promoting law reform at the national level. Each chapter, devoted to a key reproductive rights issue, provides positive examples of recently adopted laws and policies from around the world. Gaining Ground is aimed at helping advocates generate ideas for reform and assess what can be realistically achieved in their own countries.
The publication covers nine topics in reproductive rights law:
Safe pregnancy and childbirth
Violence against women