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Kenyan Women Denied Safe, Legal Abortion Services

(PRESS RELEASE) Kenya’s Ministry of Health is undermining women’s constitutional rights and contributing to cases of maternal death by denying countless women, including rape survivors, access to safe, legal abortion—even under circumstances permitted by the Kenyan constitution—according to…

Kenyan High Court: Education Sector Fails to Protect Students from Sexual Abuse

(PRESS RELEASE) The Teachers Service Commission (TSC)—the main teachers union in Kenya tasked with recruiting and employing teachers, and determining disciplinary actions—failed to protect students from sexual assault, according to a recent High Court of Kenya decision…

Kenya High Court Finds Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission Unconstitutional

(PRESS RELEASE) Key provisions of a law criminalizing the transmission of HIV in an effort to curb spread of the disease in Kenya are unconstitutional and violate fundamental human rights, according to a recent landmark ruling from the High Court of Kenya…

Case Of Pregnant Woman Beaten And Denied Care At Local Hospital Brought To Kenyan High Court

(PRESS RELEASE) The case of Josephine Majani, whose story of being physically and verbally abused by nurses and repeatedly denied quality medical care at Bungoma District Hospital was widely covered by Kenyan news outlets last year, has now been brought to the High Court of Kenya by the…

Kenya: The Worst Possible Treatment

For many years now, the Center has been documenting the truly deplorable treatment that new mothers have faced in Kenyan hospitals when trying to get timely, quality maternal care…

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights’ Sexual and Reproductive Rights Public Inquiry Repor

In 2011, in response to a joint request by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya (FIDA Kenya), the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights commenced a public inquiry into “the extent and nature” of sexual and reproductive rights violations in Kenya…

Understanding the Mental Health Indication for Legal Abortion

The Center’s fact sheet discusses the mental health indication for legal abortion in Kenya in light of the country’s new Constitution…