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In The Spotlight

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…

Leading the Charge

One year ago, in June 2016, the Center for Reproductive Rights won the most significant abortion-access case at the Supreme Court in decades. The landmark Whole Woman’s Health v.

Cruel and Inhuman

Every year, as a result of Ireland’s abortion laws, thousands of women in the country must travel abroad to obtain legal abortion services…

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Pays Lip Service To Human Rights While Trump Administration Continues To Violate Them

(PRESS RELEASE) On Tuesday Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, spoke in Geneva, Switzerland, before the Human Rights Council—the principal body at the U.N. that promotes and protects human rights for all—where she declared that the United States is committed to…

Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.S.

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Shares Her Story with U.N. Committee

(PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman who was wrongfully imprisoned after an obstetric emergency and later absolved and released in 2015 spoke to a United Nations committee about the mistreatment of pregnant women in El Salvador and the human rights abuses resulting from the country’s…

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a new resolution that calls on states to strengthen laws and policies to protect women and girls from this harmful practice…

Our Work in Focus

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held a hearing in the case of Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, an Ecuadorian teenager who was sexually abused repeatedly by her school’s vice-principal for two years. Petita Albarracín, Paola’s mother, told the Commission about her…