Asia

The World's Abortion Laws Map

Since 1998, the Center for Reproductive Rights has produced The World’s Abortion Laws map to visually compare the legal status of induced abortion in different countries—and to advocate for greater progress in ensuring access to safe and legal abortion services…

Philippine Department of Justice Fails to Include Grounds for Abortion in Draft Criminal Code

(PRESS RELEASE) More than 50 representatives from human rights organizations, academia, and other civil society groups in the Philippines and abroad, have expressed frustration to Honorable Leila M…

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Twenty-five thousand children worldwide, most of whom are girls, are married every day.  While many countries have laws that clearly prohibit and penalize child marriage, more often than not, these laws are not enforced…

Combatting Child Marriage

The numbers are disturbing. According to a recent UNICEF study, one in nine girls in the developing world will marry before age 15; one in three will marry before 18. Some are as young as eight…

Indian High Court Orders Chhattisgarh Government to Respond to Allegations of Denying Women Access to Safe Abortion Services

(PRESS RELEASE) –The Chhattisgarh Government was ordered by judges to immediately address allegations that women in the state lack sufficient access to safe abortion services…

Fact Sheet: Accountability for Child Marriage

Key U.N. recommendations to governments in South Asia on reproductive health and sexual violence…

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…

Filipino Women React to New Rights

This week The Star Online, a Malaysian-based newspaper, explores the personal impact of the Philippine Supreme Court’s landmark decision to uphold a law expanding access to birth control and reproductive health education. …

Manju & Others v. Government of Nepal

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, Manju & Others v. Government of Nepal, which was filed in the Supreme Court of Nepal in September 2013, by Justice for All…

Our Work in Focus

On November 14, the second case to be developed under the Center for Reproductive Rights’ South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) was filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh…
Last month, the first case to be developed by the Center for Reproductive Rights’ South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) was filed in the Supreme Court of Nepal…
Salenta Singh suffered a debilitating injury after she went to a public hospital in Uttar Pradesh, India to give birth—and was left alone while in labor…