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Roe v. Wade and the Right to Privacy

Roe v. Wade remains a touchstone in the struggle for reproductive rights, yet many people know little about the decision aside from the fact that it "legalized abortion." For those who wish to understand the basis for the decision, the influence it has had on U.S.

Body and Soul: Forced Sterilization and Other Assaults on Roma Reproductive Freedom

Romani women in Slovakia continue to be subject to grave violations of their human rights, particularly their reproductive rights, even though a communist-era law offering monetary incentives for sterilization has been rescinded…

From Rights to Reality: How to Advocate for Women's Reproductive Freedom Worldwide (PDF), 2003

This handbook provides tools and strategies that anyone can use to advocate for the reproductive rights of women and girls everywhere.

State of Denial: Adolescent Reproductive Rights in Zimbabwe

State of Denial: Adolescent Reproductive Rights in Zimbabwe documents the human rights violations that occur in Zimbabwe when legal, policy and social barriers inhibit adolescents' ability to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancy and STIs, including HIV/AIDS…

Persecuted: Political Process and Abortion Legislation in El Salvador: A Human Rights Analysis

A recent constitutional amendment protecting the right to life from conception provides the fuel for this investigative report, which examines how these draconian measures have impacted women's lives in El Salvador.

Persecuted: Political Process and Abortion Legislation in El Salvador: A Human Rights Analysis (Spanish)

A recent constitutional amendment protecting the right to life from conception provides the fuel for this investigative report, which examines how these draconian measures have impacted women's lives in El Salvador…

Women Behind Bars

Excerpted from Women Behind Bars. From an interview on September 25, 1997 in the Chin Chin prison facility in Puerto Montt, Chile. On that date, there were 22 women in prison there for abortion-related offenses...

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives East Central Europe

This report sets forth national laws and policies in key areas of reproductive health and women's empowerment in seven East Central European countries: Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Russia.