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Guardian: Philippines needs resolute political support on reproductive health

Women in the Philippines have lacked autonomy over their bodies for decades…

Human Rights Committee Calls for Liberalizing Contraceptive and Abortion Policies in the Philippines

In early November, the Human Rights Committee issued its Concluding Observations on two harmful reproductive health policies in the Philippines: the country's criminal ban on abortion without any clear exceptions and the prohibition of funding for modern contraceptives in Manila City. …

Los Angeles Times: Philippines president signs law easing access to contraceptives

"Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has signed legislation that will provide modern contraceptives to the nation’s poorest people and mandate sex education in public schools.

Huge Victory for Filipino Women

A landmark reproductive health bill that has been in the making for more than a decade was passed just days ago in both the Philippines House of Representatives and the Senate,

Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives

A reproductive health bill that has been in the making for more than a decade was passed in both the Philippines House of Representatives and the Senate. The House and Senate reconciled their respective versions of the bill last month and President Benigno Aquino III signed the bill into…

The Himalayan Times: The urgent need of comprehensive law

In Nepal, we just culminated a month long celebration acknowledging abortion law reform in this country, including the amendment to the Muluki Ain, Nepal’s Country Code, to permit abortion on broad grounds…

CAT Committee Includes Center’s Input in List of Issues for Upcoming Philippines Review

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee against Torture (CAT Committee) recommending questions to be incorporated in the List of Issues being prepared for the upcoming review of the Philippines…

Concluding Observations from UN Reveal Grave Reproductive Rights Concerns in Indonesia

In July, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) held its review of Indonesia…

A World of Tragedy: The real-world consequences of a “human life” amendment

The opponents of reproductive rights are once again calling for a "human life" amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Of course, the Constitution already protects human life; what these extremists really want is to completely ban abortion nationwide…

Philippines Contraception Conflict

The third time was not a charm in the Philippines. So on August 7, the Philippine government will make a fourth attempt to pass a family planning law, this one allowing health officials to provide free birth control and encourage families to have no more than two kids…

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…
In a recent decision in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that the country’s government must guarantee access to safe and affordable abortion services. Specifically, it affirmed the need for a comprehensive abortion law and emphasized the government’s obligation to ensure that no woman is denied a legal abortion just because she cannot pay for it…