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Himmat Mahila Samooh v. Haryana

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, Himmat Mahila Samooh v. Haryana, which was filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh in India in November 2013, by Human Rights Law Network…

Human Rights at the Core of Sustainable and Just Development

The Center for Reproductive Rights took part in a joint civil society event at the UN Headquarters in New York on December 13, 2013 titled: Human Rights at the Core of Sustainable and Just Development, together withHuman Rights Watch, Amnesty International,…

Fact Sheet: Access to Contraceptives in the European Union

States are obligated under international law to provide women access to a full range of contraceptives and contraceptive information. Most countries in the European Union include affordable contraceptives and contraceptive information in their public health and social policies…

Fact Sheet: A, B and C v. Ireland

In 2005, three women challenged the Irish law on abortion after being forced to travel abroad to obtain an abortion. The Irish law currently only allows abortion when a woman's life is in danger, and this exception is vague and difficult to interpret…

ICPD and Human Rights: 20 Years of Advancing Reproductive Rights though UN Treaty Bodies and Legal Reform

The ICPD and Human Rights fact sheets examine the progress states have made over the past twenty years fulfilling the commitments made in the ICPD Programme of Action…

Abortion Laws and Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is a global problem, affecting the lives of women and girls of all ages and of all types of backgrounds. Victims of sexual abuse may suffer from a number of physical, emotional and psychological injuries, profoundly impacting all aspects of their lives…

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights’ Sexual and Reproductive Rights Public Inquiry Repor

In 2011, in response to a joint request by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya (FIDA Kenya), the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights commenced a public inquiry into “the extent and nature” of sexual and reproductive rights violations in Kenya…

Understanding the Mental Health Indication for Legal Abortion

The Center’s fact sheet discusses the mental health indication for legal abortion in Kenya in light of the country’s new Constitution…

The Personhood Papers

The so-called personhood movement threatens the human and reproductive rights of women by giving rights to a fertilized egg. The Center has assembled information and strategies to help advocates, legislators, and others beat back these harmful proposals…

Blunt Amendment Would Eviscerate Health Care Coverage for Millions

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)…