At the United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General Reaffirms Reproductive Rights Are Central to Development

(PRESS RELEASE) In a report that will serve as a guidepost for the new United Nations (U.N.) development agenda, the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on states to ensure women’s reproductive health and rights are realized, including the elimination of child marriage…

U.N. Committee Calls On Nepal to Eradicate Child Marriage and Ensure Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Services

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N…

A Global Partnership

The Center for Reproductive Rights works with the UN and civil society organizations at the forefront of key global advances in women’s reproductive autonomy. On November 13, 2014, we opened our newest office, in Geneva. 

United Nations Committee Examines U.S. Record On Torture

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee against Torture meets in Geneva this week to review the United States’ record on torture and human rights violations…

Shadow Letter to CAT on the United States

The Center for Reproductive Rights, Women Enabled International, and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health prepared this letter to assist the Committee against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT Committee) during its 53rd

Black Women’s Health: A Twitter Chat with SisterSong and Ebony

How do racial disparities in health care affect women of color?…

We Can Be Moved

Join us for "Vote for Our Lives: What's at Stake for Black Women's Health", a Twitter chat with Ebony Magazine and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, on Monday 10/27 at 2 pm ET. Follow #EbonyChat.

Preventing Maternal Death

Maureen, a maternal health advocate in Uganda, remembers losing her cousin—a young woman in her first year of university. During a secret abortion performed in haste, her intestines were accidentally pierced…

Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Forced Sterilization Case of HIV Positive Woman to Human Rights Commission

(PRESS RELEASE) More than a decade after a Chilean woman was forcibly sterilized because she is living with HIV, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights announced that it will hear her case—the first-ever forced sterilization case for a person living with HIV in Latin…

United Nations Calls on Governments to Promote Safe Pregnancy and Child Birth

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Right Council unanimously passed its fifth resolution on preventable maternal deaths, urging all U.N.

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…