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It’s time to end judicial authorization for abortion in India

Meera* was only 10 years old when she became pregnant after being raped.  Meera did not know she was pregnant, and her family only realized this when she was over 20 weeks along…

Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula

The Center for Reproductive rights welcomes a ruling by the Sindh High Court in Pakistan directing the government to implement measures to provide access to obstetric fistula care in the province of Sindh, including the creation of fistula repair centers and the recruitment of qualified…

The forgotten, rejected and neglected women of Pakistan: Kiran’s story.

UPDATE, January 2019: In response to the petition, the Health Department of Sindh has committed to establishing four fistula repair centers in the province to improve availability of fistula repair treatment.

Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in Pakistan: Normative and Implementation Gaps

Pakistan ranks sixth in the world in terms of absolute numbers of child marriage. As many as 21% of women are married before the age of 18. Child marriage triggers a continuum of harms that violate the rights of women and girls guaranteed by the Pakistan’s Constitution.

Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in Bangladesh: A Review of Normative and Implementation Gaps

Bangladesh continues to have one of the highest child marriage rates worldwide, and the highest rate of marriage involving girls under 15. Among women between the ages of 20-49, 71 percent are married by age 18…

Nepal Enacts Legislation to Protect Women’s Rights to Bodily Autonomy

(PRESS RELEASE) - The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes Nepal ‘s official enactment of the “Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act, 2018” (RH Act)…

Legislative Brief: Abortion Law Reform in Achieving the Development Goals of the Philippines

Respecting, protecting, and fulfilling women’s access to reproductive rights is essential to achieving a healthy, equitable, and developed Philippines…

Fact Sheet: Independent Thought V. India

On October 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark judgment recognizing every girl’s right to bodily integrity, and penalizing rape within child marriage. In Independent Thought v…