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El Salvador Legislative Assembly Misses Opportunity to Reform Draconian Abortion Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador failed to bring up a vote to reform its abortion law…

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns State Department for Dropping Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights called on the State Department to issue complete reports after stripping reporting on women’s reproductive health and rights from its annual country reports on global human rights…

The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador

El Salvador’s total ban on abortion puts women’s health and lives in danger and denies them essential reproductive freedom…

Over 250 Reproductive, Civil and Human Rights Organizations Call on ICE to Discontinue Policy on Detaining Pregnant Individuals

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, a broad coalition of over 250 civil and human rights organizations called on the U.S…

Over 200 Sexual Reproductive Right's NGOs Call for Polish Parliament to Protect Women’s Health and Rights

Poland’s Parliament should listen to the voices of women across Poland and reject a regressive legislative proposal that would erode reproductive rights, over 200 human and women’s rights groups from across the globe said in

Kenya’s High Court Rules in Favor of Woman Physically Abused During Delivery

(PRESS RELEASE) A pregnant woman who was unlawfully physically and verbally abused by hospital staff and deliberately left to deliver on the floor, today won a landmark case at the Bungoma High Court made possible with the support of the Center for Reproductive Rights…

Teodora Is Free

Our client Teodora was released from prison this month. She was unjustly imprisoned for 11 years under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law after suffering a stillbirth.

Our Work in Focus

In a recent decision in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that the country’s government must guarantee access to safe and affordable abortion services. Specifically, it affirmed the need for a comprehensive abortion law and emphasized the government’s obligation to ensure that no woman is denied a legal abortion just because she cannot pay for it…
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 story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…