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U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture

(PRESS RELEASE) Child marriage, forced pregnancy testing in schools, abuse of women seeking maternal health services and restrictive abortion laws can amount to torture or ill-treatment and must be eradicated, according to a

Pressure Mounts for Kenya to Stop Quack “Doctors” Following Rape Arrest

One of Mugo Wairimu’s former patients recalls visiting his clinic for a pelvic exam…

Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women And Girls Central to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

(PRESS RELEASE) Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is at the crux of 17 goals in a new development agenda introduced at the United Nations. …

Black Mamas Matter

“I was hurting so bad I didn't know what to do with myself,” remembers Tiffany, who was forced to labor for hours in a basement hallway of the public hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, where she had sought maternity care…

Global NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at Birth

(PRESS RELEASE) More than 50 NGOs are calling upon the U.N. Human Rights Committee (U.N…

CRR Submission for Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life

The Center for Reproductive Rights prepared this submission to the Human Rights Committee in advance of its drafting a revised general comment on the right to life…

Joint Statement for Human Rights Committee Day of Discussion on the Right to Life

The Center and over 50 human rights organizations from across the globe issued this joint statement to the Human Rights Committee for its day of discussion on the right to life, calling on the Committee to take into account the risks women and girls face to their lives as a result of…

Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Introduces Federal Bill Restoring Vital Health Care Services to Immigrant Women and Families

(PRESS RELEASE)—Women’s health advocates, health care providers, and immigrant’s rights leaders applaud Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) for introducing the “Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2015.” This groundbreaking legislation…

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…