Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting their Reproductive Lives South Asia

The Center for Reproductive Rights’ report, Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting their Reproductive Lives - South Asia, is the first extensive examination of laws and policies that influence women’s reproductive health in five countries of the region - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The report, which is based on three years of research, is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Center and leading nongovernmental organizations in the region. It offers advocates and policymakers a broad view of the laws and policies that determine women’s reproductive choices in these countries, to enable legal and policy reform and the implementation of norms needed to improve women’s health and lives. The report is a resource for those interested in advancing and protecting women's reproductive health and rights through legal advocacy and establishing state accountability for violations of reproductive rights.