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U.N. Committee: Russia and Slovakia Must Remove Waiting Periods and Other Barriers to Safe and Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Russia and Slovakia are undermining women’s human rights by introducing retrogressive barriers in access to safe and legal abortion, according to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (U.N. CEDAW)…

Russia Piles on Tighter Abortion Restrictions

The Center for Reproductive Rights is calling on the Russian government to reverse a recent string of unnecessary and dangerous abortion restrictions. Most recently, the Russian government has eliminated all social grounds for abortion between 12 and 22 weeks of pregnancy,…

International Initiative Calls on Russian Parliament to Reject Anti- Choice Measures

(PRESS RELEASE) In response to a growing anti-choice movement in Russia that strongly resembles the so-called “pro-life” movement in the U.S., 150 women’s rights, reproductive health and human rights organizations and activists from around the world have joined forces, demanding…

New Russian Legislative Proposals Pose Major Threat to Women’s Rights

This month, the Center for Reproductive Rights sent a strong letter in opposition to proposed legislative changes related to abortion that, if passed, would threaten Russian women's rights, dignity, autonomy, and health.

UN Human Rights Body Urges Russia and Moldova to Protect Reproductive Rights

This May the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR Committee) urged the governments of the Russian Federation and …

UN Concluding Observations: Russia, 2011

The U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released their concluding observations from the 46th session on the fifth periodic report of the Russian Federation on May 20, 2011…

Center’s shadow letter to the ESCR Committee on The Russian Federation

In April 2011 the Center for Reproductive Rights and the All Russian Family Planning Association (currently known as Russian Association for Population and Development - RAPD) submitted a shadow letter to the 46th session of the Committee on Economic, Social and…

UN Committee Urges Russia to Fulfill Women’s Rights

During its July session, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) issued its Concluding Observations on the Russian…

Concluding Observations: Russia_CESCR_2003_English

Concluding Observations: Russia_CESCR_2003_English…