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Annual Report 2017

As we mark our 25th anniversary, the Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the trails we have blazed and the progress we have made toward building a world where reproductive rights are recognized and respected as fundamental human rights.

Free Teodora

When our client Teodora del Carmen Vásquez discovered she was pregnant, she was thrilled. Not only would she be expanding her family, but she would be giving her only son a brother. It was joyous news—that is, until things went terribly wrong…

25th Anniversary Celebration

When almost 500 guests gathered on Tuesday night for the 25th Anniversary Celebration for the Center for Reproductive Rights, they had much to celebrate…

Sexual Violence In Latin America And The Caribbean Takes Center Stage At The Inter-American Commission On Human Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) Human rights advocates for reproductive health, child and adolescents and human rights advocates testified this week in Montevideo, Uruguay on the failure of governments to condemn sexual violence and provide access to justice for adolescents and girls…

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Calls for Better Access to Reproductive Health Services

(PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—the principal human rights body for the Americas—released a statement that underscores how laws criminalizing abortion in all circumstances lead to human rights violations…

UNFPA Report Addresses Economic Inequality and the Intersection with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights commends the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for addressing economic inequality and the intersection with sexual and reproductive health and rights in the 2017 edition of its State of the World Population

European Union and United Nations Launch Spotlight Initiative to End Violence Against Women

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the European Union and the United Nations kicked off a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls – The Spotlight Initiative…

Capacity and Consent: Empowering Adolescents to Exercise their Reproductive Rights

With adolescents and youth constituting a quarter of the global population – for a total of 1.8 billion people – it has never been more critical that their human rights be fully recognized and realized within global arenas and at the regional, national, and community level…

Capacity and Consent: Empowering Adolescents to Exercise their Reproductive Rights

With adolescents and youth constituting a quarter of the global population – for a total of 1.8 billion people – it has never been more critical that their human rights be fully recognized and realized within global arenas and at the regional, national, and community level…

Center for Reproductive Rights & American Constitution Society Honor UT Austin Student Leaders

Center for Reproductive Rights & American Constitution Society Honor UT Austin Student Leaders The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), in partnership with the Center for Reproductive Rights, will present the fifth annual American…

Our Work in Focus

The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…
In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights…
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”…
In their efforts to make abortion inaccessible to as many women as possible, anti-choice forces have focused on burdening minors' access to abortion…