At the United Nations

Shadow Report to the U.N. Human Rights Council on the Second Universal Periodic Review of the U.S.

U.N. Committee Finds Women in the Philippines Face Reproductive Rights Violations and Discrimination

(PRESS RELEASE) The Filipino government has violated women’s human rights by denying the full range of reproductive health services for thousands of women—including universal and affordable modern contraceptives—according to a

Accountability for the Post-2015 Agenda: A Proposal for a Robust Global Review Mechanism

Accountability for commitments that States make in the Post-2015 Agenda–a new global development program being crafted at the United Nations–will…

Reproductive Rights Rundown: January 2015

The Center for Reproductive Rights is pleased to share its January 2015 edition of the Reproductive Rights Rundown, highlighting significant reproductive rights developments in UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies (TMBs), the key interpretative bodies of international human rights law, and…

U.N. Committee Denounces Romania for Denying Women Reproductive Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Romanian government to revise its laws and policies to ensure access to reproductive health care for women and adolescents in the country…

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

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…