HIV/AIDS

Forced Sterilization Preys on Women Living with HIV/AIDS

For almost a decade, I've been working at the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing and defending reproductive rights…

Annual Report 2011-2012

Twenty years ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights was founded to advance a vision of equality, autonomy, and dignity for all women worldwide, based on the bedrock principle that reproductive rights are human rights…

RH REALITY CHECK: Birth Control Alone Isn't Enough

In 1996, a Peruvian woman named María Mamérita Mestanza Chávez died from complications of a forced sterilization in Peru…

A Landmark Win for Women’s Health

The news out of Washington today is excellent for women across the United States. …

Victory for Women as Affordable Care Act Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

(PRESS RELEASE) Expanded preventive and reproductive health services for women have been preserved with today's U.S. Supreme Court decision largely upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. …

A Call for Action in Kenya

On May 3, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights released an exhaustive report on the state of the country's sexual and reproductive rights. And the Commission stated, in no uncertain terms, that the Kenyan government has much work to do to ensure that the country's people are protected and respected when it comes to their sexual and reproductive health. This is one of the first reports from a national human rights institution on these issues in the region…

UN Calls on Uganda to Fulfill Human Rights Obligations

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…

On Second Anniversary of Affordable Care Act, Center for Reproductive Rights Celebrates A Huge Step Forward for Women’s Health and Individual Rights

Two years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…

The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights…

Shadow letter to CEDAW on the state of reproductive and sexual health and rights in Costa Rica

On May 25, 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Asociación Colectiva por el Derecho a Decidir, the Centro de Investigación y Promoción para América Central de Derechos Humanos, Law Students for Reproductive Justice of the University of Washington School of Law, …

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…