HIV/AIDS

Demanding Rights for HIV Positive Women

Around the world, laws and policies stigmatize and discriminate against people living with HIV/AIDS, violating their human rights. In reaction to this, people living with HIV are increasingly using the law to hold governments accountable for human rights violations and to ensure that others do not face the same discrimination and abuse…

U.N. Calls on Nigeria to Tackle Teens Reproductive Health CRR and WARDC Urge Immediate Action

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and its partners in Nigeria Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) strongly urged the government of Nigeria to take immediate steps to follow recommendations from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC Committee) and more aggressively address the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents in the country…

Report on the United States’ Compliance with Its Human Rights Obligations In the Area of Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health

The United Nations Human Rights Council has introduced a process designed to review countries’ compliance with human rights obligations as contained in (1) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; (2) the United Nations Charter; (3) human rights treaties to which the country is a State Party;…

Civil Society in Central America, Mexico and the Spanish-Speaking Carribean Meet with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

(Guatemala City - Guatemala, March 23) United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Anand Grover, visited Guatemala City on March 22 and 23 to participate in the civil society consultation for Central America, Mexico…

Center Celebrates International Women’s Day and Launch of UN Women

On March 8, the Center for Reproductive Rights joins women around the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, as well as the official launch of UN Women, the newly created United Nations agency that is dedicated to advancing gender equality worldwide.

As we honor the tremendous strides women have made in the past century, we call on governments and the international community to immediately and decisively confront the obstacles that remain on the path to gender equality, including pervasive violations of women’s reproductive rights

Concluding Observations: Egypt_CEDAW_2009_English

In 2009, the Center, in collaboration with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) submitted a shadow letter to the CEDAW Committee highlighting Egypt’s failure to promote and protect women’s sexual and reproductive rights.  The Committee addressed a number of…

Tysiąc v. Poland: Ensuring Effective Access to Legal Abortion

Alicja Tysiąc, a Polish woman, was suffering from severe myopia. Pregnant for the third time, she consulted three ophthalmologists who concluded that carrying the pregnancy to term constituted a serious risk to her eyesight…

Legal Grounds II: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in African Commonwealth Courts

As part of the Fourth Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Center will launch Legal Grounds: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in African Commonwealth Courts: Volume II. …

Concluding Observations: Croatia_Human Rights Committee_2009_English

In 2009, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights in Croatia.  The shadow letter discussed the state’s systematic failure to provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health

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…