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Organizations in several countries reject decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of minors with disabilities without their consent

(PRESS RELEASE)  On March 11th, the Colombian Constitutional Court validated the practice of surgical sterilization of minors with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities after considering a constitutional challenge to article 7 of Law 1412 of 2010, which…

Center for Reproductive Rights, National Women Commission and Forum for Women, Law and Development Convene Discussion on Child Marriage in Nepal

(PRESS RELEASE) Lawyers, policymakers, reproductive health, women’s and child rights advocates gathered today in Kathmandu to discuss the illegal practice of child marriage, that is rampant in Nepal…

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Calls for Expanded Access to Safe, Legal Reproductive Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) San Francisco Supervisor David Campos endorsed a municipal resolution today declaring February “Women, Girls, and Transgender Women’s Health Month,” calling for increased access to safe and legal reproductive health care, including abortion, contraception, and other…

Substantive Equality and Reproductive Rights: A Briefing Paper on Aligning Development Goals with Human Rights Obligations

International human rights norms have recognized that reproductive rights are women’s rights, clarifying that violations of reproductive rights are primarily manifestations of discrimination, poverty, and violence…

New Health and Human Rights Teaching Resource

We are very excited to report the launch of the Health and Human Rights Syllabus Database. Compiled by the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, Institute for Global Health at the University of Southern California, the database includes dozens of syllabi from universities around…

Annual Report 2013

The Center’s 2013 Annual Report documents a year of accomplishments and advances across the globe that will change the lives of millions.

Human Rights at the Core of Sustainable and Just Development

The Center for Reproductive Rights took part in a joint civil society event at the UN Headquarters in New York on December 13, 2013 titled: Human Rights at the Core of Sustainable and Just Development, together withHuman Rights Watch, Amnesty International,…

EU Parliament Fails to Back Women’s Rights

An anti-choice alliance within the European Parliament narrowly voted last week to shelve a report that put reproductive rights on the same level as human rights, arguing that those issues are not the concern of the parliament and should be dealt with on a national level…

European Parliament Rejects Resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) By a margin of seven votes, the European Parliament rejected a resolution today that called for access to safe and legal abortion, contraceptive services, non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and comprehensive sexuality education…

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…