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Dominican Republic Senate Halts Decriminalization Of Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Yesterday, the Dominican Republic's Senate (Congress’s upper chamber) voted against advancing a penal code that would allow women access to safe abortion services in cases of rape, incest, fetal impairment and when the life of the pregnant woman is at risk—a major blow…

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Chile’s Abortion Law Reform

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates advocated for the decriminalization of abortion before the main human rights body for the Americas today in a hearing on the status of Chile’s abortion law reform…

Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) The Honduran Congress halted a historic opportunity to reform the country’s total abortion ban…

Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

(PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—a principal human rights body for the Americas—announced it will hear the case of Manuela, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after having an obstetric emergency who later died from untreated Hodgkins lymphoma in…

Justice Served

When Guadalupe took her first job as a domestic worker she had high hopes for her future. She was thrilled to be earning her own money, and often dreamed of the day she would become a mother.

Never did she imagine that in an instant her whole world would change so drastically…

Justice for Francisca

For many women, having a child is one of the best days of their lives…

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J…

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. CRR in the Field is a personal look at the various ways Center staff interacts with plaintiffs, policy makers, governing bodies, and supporters at home and abroad to further the fight for reproductive rights…
Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held a hearing in the case of Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, an Ecuadorian teenager who was sexually abused repeatedly by her school’s vice-principal for two years. Petita Albarracín, Paola’s mother, told the Commission about her…