HIV/AIDS

Plaintiffs' Brief in Opposition to Petition for Cert: JWHO v. Currier

Plaintiffs' Brief in Opposition to Petition for Cert: JWHO v. Currier…

Kenya High Court Finds Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission Unconstitutional

(PRESS RELEASE) Key provisions of a law criminalizing the transmission of HIV in an effort to curb spread of the disease in Kenya are unconstitutional and violate fundamental human rights, according to a recent landmark ruling from the High Court of Kenya…

Forced Sterilization in Chile

Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too awful to fathom…

Abortion Worldwide: 20 Years of Reform

In 1994, 179 countries came together to adopt the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the first international consensus document in which states recognized that reproductive rights are human rights that are already enshrined in domestic…

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni Signs Callous Law Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission

(PRESS RELEASE) Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed legislation this week criminalizing the transmission of HIV, a measure that allows doctors to violate confidentiality and disclose their patients’ HIV status without consent and calls for mandatory testing…

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Challenges to Birth Control Benefits in Affordable Care Act

(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in two for-profit companies’ lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit—a critical component of the health care law’s expansion of preventive health care services for all women…

Federal Court Permanently Strikes Down Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban as Unconstitutional

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district judge permanently struck down an Arkansas law banning abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy

New Federal Bill Restores Vital Health Care Services to Immigrant Women and Families

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) introduced the HEAL Immigrant Women and Families Act, a new federal bill that would reestablish health coverage options and health care services for immigrant women and their families…

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Calls for Expanded Access to Safe, Legal Reproductive Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) San Francisco Supervisor David Campos endorsed a municipal resolution today declaring February “Women, Girls, and Transgender Women’s Health Month,” calling for increased access to safe and legal reproductive health care, including abortion, contraception, and other…

Our Work in Focus

The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…
One year ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights and our partner, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA - Uganda), submitted a joint letter to the Human Rights Council (the Council), which was about to perform its Universal Periodic Review of Uganda…
A woman living with HIV in Chile is forcibly sterilized while unconscious and undergoing a cesarean delivery…