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Broken Promises: Human Rights, Accountability, and Maternal Death in Nigeria

Broken Promises: Human Rights, Accountability, and Maternal Death in Nigeria, a new report by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Women Advocates Resource and Documentation Centre, illustrates the systematic failure of the Nigerian government to live up to its human rights…

Gender-Based Violence Laws in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gender-based violence includes acts of violence in the form of physical, psychological, or sexual violence against a person specifically because of his or her gender…

Failure to Deliver: Violations of Women's Human Rights in Kenyan Health Facilities

Providing women with affordable, accessible, and safe health services is a key obligation of the government of Kenya…

Imposing Misery: The Impact of Manila's Contraception Ban on Women and Families

Likhaan, ReproCen, and the Center for Reproductive Rights have released a report documenting the devastating impact of Manila’s contraception ban on women and their families…

Gaining Ground: A Tool for Advancing Reproductive Rights Law Reform

Women's equality and status in society are directly linked to their enjoyment of reproductive rights. Around the world, human rights law and international commitments require governments to reform laws and policies that deny women these rights…

Bibliography: Adolescent Sexual Health

This bibliography is intended as a reference tool, for convenience only. It is not exhaustive, and is not updated on a regular basis.

Beyond the Law: Justice and Gender in Latin America

What is the role of law in transforming women's lives in Latin America? Have recent legal reforms made a difference for women's equality and access to justice? Are there effective mechanisms for defending women's rights?…

Paulina: Five Years Later

In 1999, 13-year-old Paulina Ramírez became pregnant after she was raped by an intruder in her home in Mexicali, Mexico. Soon after discovering that she was pregnant, Paulina sought an abortion…