Safe & Healthy Pregnancy

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…

Unnecessary Suffering

During what should have been an active, joyful time, young Karachi resident Kiran Sohail was plunged into almost a decade of suffering just days after delivering her first child when she developed the symptoms of a debilitating complication known as obstetric fistula. …

China to End One-Child Policy

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the Chinese government announced plans to allow all married couples to have two children—ending the decades old one-child policy…

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds Hearing On Wrongful Imprisonment of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarry

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C…

Texas Policy Harms Undocumented Women

Undocumented women in Texas often do not seek needed health care for fear of being stopped at checkpoints, while others are refused care due to their undocumented status…

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. …

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador…

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…