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The Economist: Fertile grounds for hope

* SIR - Although it is true that modern contraception could play an important role in lowering birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa, governments must ensure that women and girls are getting both the information and the services they need to make good personal health decisions…

Forced Out

Think back to your teenage years—the angst of “fitting in” or of capturing the attention of your latest crush…

Stopping All Violence

Last week, President Obama signed the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds support groups for and prosecution of violent crimes against women…

Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms

In August, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) regarding sexual and reproductive rights in Tanzania…

Concluding Observations and Shadow Letter on Tanzania, 2012

In August, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) regarding sexual and reproductive rights in Tanzania…

RH Reality Check: Forced Pregnancy Testing: Blatant Discrimination and a Gross Violation of Human Rights

Earlier this month, news spread of a Louisiana charter school's policy that would have allowed faculty to force any student suspected of being pregnant to take a pregnancy test—and, if the test came back positive, to force her to go on home study…

The Legal and Policy Framework on Abortion in Tanzania

Abortion is legal in mainland Tanzania when done to preserve the life or mental or physical health of the pregnant women, as well as in cases of sexual violence…

Shadow Report: Tanzania_Human Rights Committee_1998_English

Shadow Report: Tanzania_Human Rights Committee_1998_English…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Senate’s Vote to Repeal the Global Gag Rule

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Bush to sign the bill repealing the Global Gag Rule…

Female Genital Mutilation: A Matter of Human Rights An Advocate's Guide to Action

Our position is that FC/FGM must be acknowledged as a violation of the human rights of women and girls - it cannot be separated from deep-seated and pervasive discrimination…