Africa

CRR Case on Unlawful Detention of Women in Maternity Hospitals in the High Court of Kenya

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case before the High Court of Kenya on behalf of two women who were illegally detained in Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi for their inability to provide full payment for maternal health services they received.

In Pursuit of Justice

Imagine you go to the hospital or a doctor's office and receive the treatment that you need to stay healthy. On your way out the door, you are given a bill. And an ultimatum.

If you can't pay the tab, then you will pay with your freedom. …

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Center files case on unlawful detention

"The Center for Reproductive Rights has Friday filed a case before the High Court of Kenya on behalf of two women who were illegally detained in Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi for their inability to provide full payment for maternal health services they received.

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…

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…

AllAfrica: Rwandan Govt Takes Critical Step in Recognizing Women's Fundamental Human Rights

Affirming the importance of women's access to safe and legal abortion, the Rwandan government has lifted its reservation to Article 14(2)(c) of the African Charter on Human and People's Rights of Women in Africa (also known as the Maputo Protocol)…

Rwandan Government takes critical step in recognizing women’s fundamental human rights

(PRESS RELEASE) Affirming the importance of women’s access to safe and legal abortion, the Rwandan government has lifted its reservation to Article 14(2)(c) of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights of Women in Africa (also known as the Maputo Protocol)…

Zambia: A Wrong Turn on the Right to Life

States have consistently chosen to use language in their constitutions that affirms the right to life without trying to define when life begins, reinforcing the approach taken by all major international human rights instruments…

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…

Annual Report 2011-2012

Twenty years ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights was founded to advance a vision of equality, autonomy, and dignity for all women worldwide, based on the bedrock principle that reproductive rights are human rights…

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…
On September 17, 2015, the High Court of Kenya issued a groundbreaking judgment in the case of Millicent Awuor (Maimuna) & Margaret Anyoso Oliele v. Attorney General and others, Constitutional Petition No. 562 of 2012…