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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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment…

The Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Uganda Shadow Letter

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31 Senators Call for Expanded Family Planning Services Worldwide in Response to the Zika Outbreak

(PRESS RELEASE) Today U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie K…

Annual Report 2015

The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to bring reproductive autonomy to women across the globe--whether we are winning freedom for one woman after almost a decade of wrongful imprisonment in El Salvador, or ensuring that more than five million women in Texas have access to…

Case of Illegal Detention and Death of Woman at Hospital Heads to High Court of Nigeria

(PRESS RELEASE) A Nigerian hospital illegally detained a woman who could not pay for the maternal health services she received and denied her emergency services later on that led to her death—according to a case filed before the High Court of Nigeria today.  

United Nations Working Group: Women in the United States, Texas Face Extreme Barriers to Basic Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) Women in Texas and across the country continue to face discrimination and extreme barriers to basic health care services like abortion—according to independent experts from the United Nations (U.N.) Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice…

New U.N. Report: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Must Be at Core of Humanitarian Action in Crisis Settings

(PRESS RELEASE) A new report from the United Nations Population Fund today finds that significant gaps remain in ensuring the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls in crisis settings…

Our Work in Focus

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…
The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…
The right to life is a fundamental human right, central to the enjoyment of all other human 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…