Young People's Rights

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…

Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.S.

Standing Up for Reproductive Rights: A Look Back at the 114th Congress

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. I am resolved that we shall win the tomorrows before us. -President Lyndon B. Johnson

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. …

New House and Senate Bills Would Repeal Trump's Global Gag Rule

(PRESS RELEASE)  New federal legislation was introduced today in the U.S…

Federal Policy Agenda 2017-2018

Intended as a resource for Congress, as well as our allies and supporters, our 2017–2018 federal policy agenda identifies harmful policies we oppose as well as proactive legislative priorities that would defend against serious threats to reproductive rights we face

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.”…