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CRR Spotlights Abuses against HIV+ Women in Chile

On June 21, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Chilean HIV/AIDS group VIVO POSITIVO will present the findings of the report …

International Day of Action for Women’s Health: Advancing Women’s Health

05.28.11 - On May 28, the Center for Reproductive Rights joins health and women’s rights advocates from around the world in commemorating the International Day of Action for Women’s Health.

CEDAW Committee Expresses Concern over Bangladesh

In February, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged Bangladesh to immediately address critical reproductive health issues…

Defending Rights & Saving Lives: 2010 Accomplishments

No woman should have to risk her life because she cannot get the essential reproductive care she deserves. This tenet is the cornerstone of the Center for Reproductive Rights work. Looking back at 2010, the Center is proud of how it has advanced toward that vision and has helped to restore dignity and freedom for thousands of women here at home and around the world…

Protecting the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women Living with HIV

12.1.10 - On this World AIDS Day, the Center is urging governments to protect the sexual and reproductive rights of women living with HIV…

In Chile, HIV-Positive Women are Regularly Abused in Medical Facilities

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Chilean-based HIV/AIDS service organization Vivo Positivo released new human rights research finding that abuse against HIV-positive women in Chile by medical professionals is widespread, including sterilizing them…

Dignity Denied: Download Report

Women account for roughly 50% of the 33.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Although the total percentage of women living with HIV/AIDS has stabilized in the last few years, individual countries, including Chile, continue to see a rise in women's rates of infection…

UN to Nicaragua: Youth Have the Right to Contraception and Safe Abortion

This week, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child  (CRC) sent a clear and urgent message to Nicaragua: adolescents must have access to safe, legal, and confidential sexual and reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion. CRC made these recommendations in response to advocacy by the Center and other groups during its 55th session in Geneva, during which it reviewed Nicaragua’s compliance with the Convention of the Rights of the Child…

Shadow Letter on Nicaragua to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

In September, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights of children and adolescents in Nicaragua.  Nicaragua is reporting to the Committee during its 55th session.  The shadow letter highlights…

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…
When doctors in India found out that Gita Bai was HIV-positive, they denied her pre-natal care. She soon returned to the hospital when contractions started—and the doctors physically barred her from entering the building…