At the United Nations

Declaration on Human Rights Defenders - UN Resolution

Declaration on Human Rights Defenders…

Concluding Observations: Brazil_CEDAW_2007_English

Concluding Observations: Brazil_CEDAW_2007_English…

UN to Ecuador: Stop Violence against Girls and Reduce Maternal Deaths

A key United Nations human rights body, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee), is urging Ecuador to curb sexual violence against…

Shadow Letter to CESCR on Nicaragua (2008)

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for its review of Nicaragua during its 41st Session in November 2008…

Shadow Letter to UN HRC on Nicaragua (2008)

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee for its review of Nicaragua during its 94th Session in October 2008. The letter discusses Nicaragua's complete ban on abortion and its severe impact on women's rights…

Slovakia Called on the Carpet over Forced Sterilization and Conscientious Objection

Slovakia must take urgent action to prevent Roma women from being sterilized without prior and informed consent. This was a key concluding observation from the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, which reviewed Slovakia on July 2…

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

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…