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Reuters: Uganda women unable to get contraception, dying from unsafe abortions

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda has one of the world’s highest unmet needs for contraception, leading almost 300,000 women to seek backstreet abortions each year - with many dying as a result, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) said in a new report released on Wednesday. …

The Stakes are High

Maureen, a maternal health advocate in Uganda, lost her young cousin under tragic, but entirely preventable circumstances. The young woman learned that she was pregnant when she was a first year in university…

Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results

"In many parts of the Kween District of eastern Uganda, women are divided into two distinct categories 'There are the uncircumcised and the circumcised.'

That division is not merely physical, but has social and economic consequences as well.

Center for Reproductive Rights and Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) Convenes Discussion on Key Reproductive Laws and Policies in Uganda

(PRESS RELEASE) Healthcare professionals, lawyers, policymakers, and reproductive health advocates are gathering today in Kampala to discuss abortion laws and policies in Uganda, addressing current misunderstandings of the country's position and discussing strategies to reduce unsafe…

Understanding the Legal and Policy Framework on Abortion in Uganda

Abortion is legal in Uganda when done to preserve the life or mental or physical health of the pregnant woman, understood to include cases of sexual violence…

UN Calls on Uganda to Fulfill Human Rights Obligations

One year ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights and our partner, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA - Uganda), submitted a joint letter to the Human Rights Council (the Council), which was about to perform its Universal Periodic Review of Uganda…

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…

UN Urges Governments to Respect Reproductive Rights

12.27.10 - This fall, three UN treaty monitoring bodies urged the governments of Ecuador, Uganda and Nicaragua to take steps to promote, protect and fulfill reproductiv  rights…