In The Spotlight

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)…

At U.N. Human Rights Council, Slovakia Announces Plan to Increase Access to Modern Contraceptives

(PRESS RELEASE) At the close of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Slovak government has made a commitment to broaden access to modern contraceptives for all women…

EU Set to Vote on Major Policy Initiative

UPDATE: In an unexpected turn of events, a coalition of conservative members of the European Parliament forced a vote to send the report on sexual and reproductive health and rights back to the Women’s Rights Committee for further discussions.

Millions of European Women Struggle to Access Contraception

(PRESS RELEASE) Millions of women living in European Union member states still cannot access affordable contraception or even get accurate information about it — violating their human rights and discriminating against them because of their gender…

Reproductive Rights Violations—Torture By Any Other Name

A woman living with HIV in Chile is forcibly sterilized while unconscious and undergoing a cesarean delivery…

CRR Welcomes Landmark Decision from European Court on Coerced Sterilization

On November 8, 2011 the European Court of Human Rights issued a judgment in V.C. v. Slovakia, a case of a Romani woman who was sterilized without informed consent.

World Contraception Day 2011

Around the world, the unmet need for safe and effective contraceptive services is staggering: Roughly 215 million women in developing countries rely on traditional contraceptive methods with high failure rates or do not use a contraceptive method at all…

International Day of Action for Women’s Health: Advancing Women’s Health

05.28.11 - On May 28, the Center for Reproductive Rights joins health and women’s rights advocates from around the world in commemorating the International Day of Action for Women’s Health.

Our Work in Focus

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries…