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Standing up Against Abortion Opposition in Nairobi

UPDATE: SUCCESS! The billboards came down in May…

The Center for Reproductive Rights, its regional partners and women’s groups demand that Nairobi County remove billboards with misleading information on the constitutional right to abortion

Nairobi - (Press Release) Today, a coalition of 11 civil society organizations, individuals and women’s groups under the umbrella Team Life delivered a petition to Nairobi County Governor, Mike Mbuvi, demanding the immediate removal…

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…

The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Kenyan Officials over recent Ban on Marie Stopes

NAIROBI (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and co-counsel Sofia Rajab-Leteipan of Leteipan & Associates Advocates have today filed a case at the High Court, Nairobi, against Kenyan government officials…

Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal High Court in Nigeria, due to a procedural irregularity that…

Abuse and Disrespect: Human Rights Violations in Maternal Health Settings

On March 22, 2018, the High Court of Bungoma issued a ground-breaking judgment in the case of Josephine Oundo Ongwen v. Attorney General and 4 others