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RH REALITY CHECK: Birth Control Alone Isn't Enough

In 1996, a Peruvian woman named María Mamérita Mestanza Chávez died from complications of a forced sterilization in Peru…

Human Rights Day 2011

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”…

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Thirty years ago, women’s rights activists first marked November 25 as the day on which the world would demand an end to all physical and sexual abuse targeted at women…

In Focus: Uganda

The Center for Reproductive Rights has embarked on a series of new projects in Uganda as part of its wider work in the African region…

Human Rights Council Adopts Groundbreaking Resolution on Maternal Mortality

For the third year running, the UN's Human Rights Council has focused its attention on the global problem of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity. A ground-breaking resolution was adopted yesterday, in which States reaffirm their commitment to addressing the root causes of preventable maternal deaths and disability…

Center for Reproductive Rights Opens New Regional Office in Kenya

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced the opening of its new Africa regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. As an international legal advocacy organization, the Center has worked for over a decade…

CRR in the Field: Alisha Bjerregaard

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is a personal look at the various ways Center staff interacts with plaintiffs, policy makers, governing bodies, and supporters at home and abroad to further the fight for reproductive rights.

Name: Alisha Bjerregaard
Position: Legal Fellow for Africa
Reporting from: Africa…

Defending Rights & Saving Lives: 2010 Accomplishments

No woman should have to risk her life because she cannot get the essential reproductive care she deserves. This tenet is the cornerstone of the Center for Reproductive Rights work. Looking back at 2010, the Center is proud of how it has advanced toward that vision and has helped to restore dignity and freedom for thousands of women here at home and around the world…