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Trump Policies Put Women’s Futures at Risk

On the evening of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on MSNBC’s For The Record with Greta to discuss the implications of the new administration’s policies on women’s health and rights. …

Black Mamas Matter: A Toolkit for Advancing the Human Right to Safe and Respectful Maternal Health Care

In June 2015, the Center for Reproductive Rights partnered with SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective to host Black Mamas Matter, a cross-sectoral convening of leaders on Black maternal health…

U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture

(PRESS RELEASE) Child marriage, forced pregnancy testing in schools, abuse of women seeking maternal health services and restrictive abortion laws can amount to torture or ill-treatment and must be eradicated, according to a

Pressure Mounts for Kenya to Stop Quack “Doctors” Following Rape Arrest

One of Mugo Wairimu’s former patients recalls visiting his clinic for a pelvic exam…

Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women And Girls Central to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

(PRESS RELEASE) Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is at the crux of 17 goals in a new development agenda introduced at the United Nations. …

Black Mamas Matter

“I was hurting so bad I didn't know what to do with myself,” remembers Tiffany, who was forced to labor for hours in a basement hallway of the public hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, where she had sought maternity care…

Global NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at Birth

(PRESS RELEASE) More than 50 NGOs are calling upon the U.N. Human Rights Committee (U.N…

CRR Submission for Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life

The Center for Reproductive Rights prepared this submission to the Human Rights Committee in advance of its drafting a revised general comment on the right to life…

Joint Statement for Human Rights Committee Day of Discussion on the Right to Life

The Center and over 50 human rights organizations from across the globe issued this joint statement to the Human Rights Committee for its day of discussion on the right to life, calling on the Committee to take into account the risks women and girls face to their lives as a result of…