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Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

In Nigeria, pregnant women just hours from giving birth travel unprotected on motorbikes instead of ambulances. Other women go around maternity wards begging for money to pay hospital fees. This shouldn't be happening in Nigeria: the country has vast amounts of oil wealth and good maternal health policies…

Linking HIV and Reproductive Rights

Human rights, including reproductive rights, must be at the center of the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Center for Reproductive Rights will be taking that message to the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City on August 1 – 8…

CEDAW Committee Reviews Lithuania

In June 2008, the Center and the Lithuania Family Planning and Sexual Health Association submitted a shadow letter on Lithuania to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, which reviewed the country on July 2…

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on U.N. to Incorporate Reproductive Rights into New "Peer Review" Process

Geneva -- As the United Nations convenes its first "peer review" of member countries' human rights records, the Center for Reproductive Rights, along with ten other organizations from around the world, is expressing concern that issues surrounding women's reproductive

U.N. Committee Finds U.S. Is Falling Short in Tackling Racism in Reproductive Health Care

NEW YORK - Today, on the eve of International Women's Day, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said the United States was falling short in its duty to eliminate persistent racial inequities in reproductive and sexual health care…

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on U.S. to Keep It's Promise to Protect Reproductive Rights

Geneva - Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights urged the United States to uphold the legal pledge it made under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), an international human rights treaty established in 1966 by members of the United Nations…

U.S. Women Face Unprecedented Assault on Reproductive Rights, Center for Reproductive Rights Testifies Before Human Rights Committee

New York, NY—Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights testified before the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), informing the panel of the U.S…

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Addresses Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Thailand

On January 19, 2006, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), highlighting issues affecting the reproductive health and lives of women in the Kingdom of Thailand…

Our Work in Focus

An important component of the Center's work is ensuring that the United States lives up to its human rights commitments related to reproductive rights. The U.S…
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…