Briefing Paper: Improving International Human Rights Standards on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
This briefing paper discusses some gaps in jurisprudence by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women with respect to the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents in view of social and legal realities in the South Asia region. The paper makes recommendations to United Nations treaty monitoring bodies for improving standards in their Concluding Observations to South Asian countries and General Comments that would strengthen guarantees for adolescents' sexual and reproductive rights.
The Center for Reproductive Rights issued a new edition of its monthly newsletter, Front Lines, with the latest updates on the Center’s work in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States. In this month’s issue, you’ll learn about the Center’s recent dialogue in Abuja, Nigeria on sexual and reproductive rights […]
04.07.21 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, a Kansas state court permanently blocked the state’s ban on the standard method of abortion after approximately 14 to 15 weeks of pregnancy, a procedure known as D&E. The ruling comes after the Kansas Supreme Court recognized for the first time in 2019 that Kansans have a fundamental right to abortion under the state constitution, when the state appealed a temporary injunction in this case all the way up to the state’s […]
Update: On 4/23/21, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the 48-hour mandatory waiting period, allowing it to take effect immediately in Tennessee. Patients at health centers at the time of the ruling were immediately blocked from obtaining abortion care. Read more about this ruling: Appeals Court Reinstates Forced Waiting Period for Abortion […]