Young People's Rights

Elizabeth Banks Helps Raise $380,000 for the Center for Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) —The Center for Reproductive Rights raised $380,000 yesterday evening at their inaugural Los Angeles benefit, co-hosted by Elizabeth Banks and board member Heidi Lindelof at the London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills…

The forgotten, rejected and neglected women of Pakistan: Kiran’s story.

UPDATE, January 2019: In response to the petition, the Health Department of Sindh has committed to establishing four fistula repair centers in the province to improve availability of fistula repair treatment.

The tragic impacts of unsafe abortion care in Kenya are all too real.

In Kenya, abortion is allowed only when the life and health of the mother is at risk or in when a trained medical professional believes the situation to be an emergency…

Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in Pakistan: Normative and Implementation Gaps

Pakistan ranks sixth in the world in terms of absolute numbers of child marriage. As many as 21% of women are married before the age of 18. Child marriage triggers a continuum of harms that violate the rights of women and girls guaranteed by the Pakistan’s Constitution.

Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in Bangladesh: A Review of Normative and Implementation Gaps

Bangladesh continues to have one of the highest child marriage rates worldwide, and the highest rate of marriage involving girls under 15. Among women between the ages of 20-49, 71 percent are married by age 18…

Joint Statement: Welcoming the Gains of Women’s and Girl’s Rights at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council

The Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Association for Progressive Communications, the International Service for Human Rights, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, the World Young Women Christian Association welcome the major gains on women’s and girls’…

Rights of the Child in Humanitarian Settings: A Missed Opportunity

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its international partners produced a statement on the protection of the rights of the child in humanitarian situations for the 37th session of the Human Rights Council…

Fact Sheet: Independent Thought V. India

On October 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark judgment recognizing every girl’s right to bodily integrity, and penalizing rape within child marriage. In Independent Thought v…

Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in India: Normative and Implementation Gaps

In 2006, India passed the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) to combat the widespread practice of child marriage…