Tag: Adolescent SRHR

UN Treaty Bodies Call for the Philippines to Decriminalize Abortion and Protect Adolescents’ SRHR 

Actions follow years of advocacy by the Center and its national partners.

Supplementary Report on the Status of Adolescents’ Reproductive Rights in the Philippines: 2022 Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

The Asia Unit of the Center for Reproductive Rights together with Philippine-based partners submitted supplemental information for the adoption of the list of issues (LOI) for the Republic of the Philippines by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. This submission presents updates and information on key issues affecting adolescents’ reproductive rights in […]

The Center and Partners Prepare Filipino Youth for Adolescent SRHR Advocacy at the UN

Capacity building workshop strengthens youth’s knowledge and skills to engage with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Center and Youth Coalition to Host Event on Youth SRHR on the Sidelines of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

On March 17, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights will host a virtual side event co-sponsored by Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN during the 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).   The side event, entitled, “In Our Own Words: The […]

New Program in Africa to Improve Adolescents’ Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and Rights

“SHE SOARS” project is expected to reach more than 200,000 out-of-school girls In Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia.

Center Co-hosts Workshop in Nepal for Youth Champions of SRHR

Sessions aim to strengthen the capacity of young leaders to advance legal protections for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

High Court to decide on landmark post-abortion care case

The Center is asking a Kenyan High Court to prevent the state from arresting, detaining, and prosecuting women who seek post-abortion care. The case concerns PAK, a 16-year-old girl who sought medical attention after experiencing bleeding and severe pain during pregnancy. The Kenyan constitution recognizes the right to emergency medical care and the right to […]

Tanzania’s Policy Change Will Allow Pregnant Schoolgirls to Continue Their Education

Country ends discriminatory policy that barred pregnant girls and adolescent mothers from school--days after a case challenging the policy was argued at the ACERWC.

¿Cómo beneficiaría a las niñas y adolescentes la eliminación del delito de aborto en Colombia?

A publication on the benefits of abortion decriminalization for girls and adolescents in Colombia.

Tanzania: Pregnant Student Ban Harms Thousands

In Tanzania, girls undergo mandatory pregnancy testing as part of the country’s policy to ban pregnant students and adolescent mothers from attending public schools. If a student is found to be pregnant, they are expelled or forced to drop out. In a recent review of the policy, Human Rights Watch cited a report from the […]