Fact Sheets

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Alyne v. Brazil: Case of Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira (“Alyne”) v. Brazil

Alyne, a 28-year-old Afro-Brazilian woman, died of complications resulting from pregnancy after a private and then a public health center denied her quality maternal health care…

Reproductive Rights and Torture or Ill-Treatment: A briefing by the Center for Reproductive Rights

For over a decade, the UN Committee against Torture (CAT Committee) has recognized some reproductive rights violations as forms of torture or ill-treatment and called on states to change laws, policies, and practices that restrict access to these reproductive health services…

Manju & Others v. Government of Nepal

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, Manju & Others v. Government of Nepal, which was filed in the Supreme Court of Nepal in September 2013, by Justice for All…

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…