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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government must ensure access to modern contraceptives and legalize abortion in certain circumstances, according to the U.N. [...]

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U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives

U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) The absolute ban on abortion in the Philippines should be repealed and access to sexual and reproductive health [...]

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Unnecessary Suffering

Unnecessary Suffering A new case filing in the Sindh province of Pakistan demands that the government take immediate action to help thousands of women afflicted each year with obstetric fistula. During what should have been [...]

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Nepal Acknowledges Urgent Need to Eliminate Child Marriage and Violence Against Women and Girls at the Human Rights Council

Nepal Acknowledges Urgent Need to Eliminate Child Marriage and Violence Against Women and Girls at Human Rights Council (PRESS RELEASE) Nepal accepted recommendations from three countries to expedite the elimination of child marriage and effectively [...]

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China to End One-Child Policy

China to End One-Child Policy (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Chinese government announced plans to allow all married couples to have two children—ending the decades old one-child policy. This move away from the one-child policy is [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls on Bangladesh to End Child Marriage and Address Adolescent Health

U.N. Committee Calls on Bangladesh to End Child Marriage and Address Adolescent Health (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has called on the government of Bangladesh to take active [...]

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Pakistani High Court Calls for Response to Allegations Women Are Denied Maternal Health Services

Pakistani High Court Calls for Response to Allegations Women Are Denied Maternal Health Services (PRESS RELEASE) Today  the High Court of Sindh ordered the government of Sindh  to respond by September 29 to a petition [...]

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Medical Panel in India Grants Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor

Medical Panel in India Grants Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor (PRESS RELEASE) Four gynecologists informed the Supreme Court of India today that they determined a 14-year-old rape survivor, known as X, should receive [...]

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Supreme Court of India Allows Medical Panel to Grant Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor

Supreme Court of India Allows Medical Panel to Grant Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor (PRESS RELEASE) Four gynecologists will determine whether a pregnant 14-year-old rape survivor can obtain a legal abortion, according to [...]

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Fighting for Girlhood

Fighting for Girlhood Child marriage violates the rights of millions across the world each year. But the UN just took notable steps to end its ravages. At age 15, Gita should have been cramming for [...]

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City of Manila Health Official Apologizes for the Denial of Reproductive Health Services and Violations Against Women

City of Manila Health Official Apologizes for the Denial of Reproductive Health Services and Violations Against Women (PRESS RELEASE) This week, a Manila City Health Office official has apologized for the barriers facing women with unplanned [...]

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New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide

New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide Rep. Nita Lowey and more than 100 other Representatives sponsor new legislation that puts an end to future presidents [...]

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Joint Statement and Call to Action for Philippine Government to Address Grave Violations of Women’s Rights

Joint Call to Action for Philippine Government to Address Grave Violations of Women’s Rights Joint Statement for the Philippine Congress to Examine the Harmful Impact of the Total Criminal Ban on Abortion In commemoration of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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