Our Work

The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world. We are the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to reproductive rights, with expertise in both U.S. constitutional and international human rights law.

The Center’s game-changing litigation, legal policy, and advocacy work—combined with our unparalleled expertise in the use of constitutional, international, and comparative human rights law—have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies.

Our work has strengthened reproductive health laws and policies and expanded access to reproductive health care in more than 65 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in the United States.


The Center’s innovative legal strategies have secured groundbreaking victories in national courts, United Nations committees, and regional human rights bodies that have blocked harmful laws, held governments accountable, and expanded reproductive rights and access. In some of the most challenging environments in the world, Center attorneys file cases to dismantle longstanding legal barriers that for generations have kept people from accessing the health care they need.

Legal Policy and Advocacy

Outside the courtroom, the Center influences the law by engaging with policymakers, reporting on rights, and advocating for laws and policies to improve reproductive rights and health across the globe. 

Resources and Research

The Center for Reproductive Rights is a leading source of information on reproductive rights laws, policies and issues across the globe. Here you’ll find the Center’s vast collection of publications, facts sheets, interactive tools and other resources and tools addressing a broad range of reproductive rights issues.