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Fighting for Girlhood

At age 15, Gita should have been cramming for math tests and gossiping with friends. Instead, she was forced to leave her family and the school she attended in the midwestern hills of Nepal to marry a man eight years older…

Keep Wanjiku Safe

This past winter, a 14-year-old Kenyan schoolgirl found herself in a desperate situation. After being coerced by an older man into her first sexual relationship, she discovered she was pregnant and feared she would be blamed and rejected by her family if she were to reveal her condition…

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

In commemoration of the May 28 International Day of Action for Women's Health, the following organizations and individuals issue this joint statement and call to action for the Philippine government to address the grave and systematic violations of women’s reproductive rights as found by the…

Chile Looks Forward

This past March, a 25-year-old woman suffering from terrible abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding sought emergency care at the hospital—where she was reported to authorities and detained on suspicion of attempted abortion…

The Philippines In the Hot Seat

Tina Montales, her husband, and their eight children barely have enough to eat. …

Miscarriage of Justice

Last week, Guadalupe spent her first night at home as a free woman following seven years in prison. After mounting international and local pressure prompted the Salvadoran government to issue a pardon in her case, she was quietly released…

Webinar Series with LSRJ & Ipas

We're partnering with the Law Students for Reproductive Rights to bring you another webinar series this spring! Join us for “The World's Abortion Laws Map,” the first webinar of the series on Wednesday, March 4th at 4pm PT/7pm ET…

Helms Hurts

For Roselyn, a reproductive health care worker in Uganda—where abortion is legal in some circumstances but very difficult to access—death is an everyday part of her job due to the high incidence of unsafe abortions…

Our Top Five

In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results…

LA Times Op-Ed: Anti-Choice TRAP Laws Exposed

Anti-choice state legislation has been alarmingly successful at limiting abortion access across the country over the last few years, writes CUNY Law Professor Caitlin Borgmann in an incisive opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times this week…

Our Work in Focus

In a recent decision in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that the country’s government must guarantee access to safe and affordable abortion services. Specifically, it affirmed the need for a comprehensive abortion law and emphasized the government’s obligation to ensure that no woman is denied a legal abortion just because she cannot pay for it…
Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…
The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…

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