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Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates gathered in Washington D.C. for a hearing in the case of F.S., a Chilean woman living with HIV who was sterilized without her consent…

U.N. Committee: El Salvador Must Repeal Total Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) El Salvador should repeal its total abortion ban and pass a law that decriminalizes abortion in limited circumstances, according to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). …

Annual Report 2016

The year 2016 was a historic one. The Center's legal victories brought us closer to our vision of a world where women have the reproductive autonomy to fulfill their destinies. We won the most significant abortion rights case in a generation before the U.S…

Chile Senate Advances Abortion Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Chile Senate voted to advance an abortion bill that if enacted will allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual violence, and fatal fetal impairments…

Salvadoran Court Upholds Freedom of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage

(PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released will remain free, according to the San Salvador Third Criminal Chamber (Cámara Tercera de lo Penal de San Salvador)…

New Amendment Introduced in El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

(PRESS RELEASE) This week an amendment to decriminalize abortion in certain circumstances was introduced in El Salvador. If passed, abortion would become legal in cases of rape and when a pregnancy puts the health or life of a woman at risk…

Centering Human Rights in the Response to Zika

Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, this statement calls for a human rights-based approach to the Zika epidemic…

Chile's Senate Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) This week Chile’s Senate Health Commission agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual violence, and fatal fetal impairments…

U.N. Experts Call For Dominican Republic to Repeal Restrictive Abortion Laws

(PRESS RELEASE) A group of United Nations experts urged President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic to work with legislators to protect women and girls’ rights to sexual and reproductive 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. 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…