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U.S. Backslides on Maternal Deaths

Each year, International NGO Save the Children releases a report ranking the wellbeing of mothers and children in 178 countries around the world…

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…

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…

Contraception at the UN

 

The evidence is staggering…

United Nations Human Rights Council Urged to Address Lack of Access to Contraceptives and Family Planning

(PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Argentina, Denmark, Ethiopia, and Morocco are leading a group of more than 60 states in an effort to draw attention to insufficient access to contraceptives and family planning services with the submission of a cross-regional statement to the United…

Annual Report 2013

The Center’s 2013 Annual Report documents a year of accomplishments and advances across the globe that will change the lives of millions.

New Report: Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda Leaves Women with Few Options

(PRESS RELEASE) Confusing abortion laws and reproductive health policies in Uganda have forced women to turn to unsafe abortions and increased the number of unplanned pregnancies in the country, according to a new report,

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. …

Our Work in Focus

Reproductive and sexual rights, which are guaranteed in international and regional human rights treaties, mean nothing if they are not recognized and enforced by national-level courts…