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Status of Reproductive Health and Rights in the Philippines

Abby*, a 17-year-old living in Manila, has a one-year-old daughter and is currently five months pregnant. She was disowned by her family after the first pregnancy and soon after dropped out of school as she had no means to personally support her education or afford daycare.

Agony of Women Detained in Hospitals Over Bills

Although illegal hospital detentions are not a new phenomenon, the study by the UK-based Chatham House cited the country as one of those in sub-Saharan Africa where the practice is widespread.

Council of Europe Commissioner Launches New Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Europe

The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe—the main human rights watchdog for the continent—released a new report on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Releasing the report, Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe, bravely stated that “women’s sexual and reproductive rights are human rights” and called on European governments […]

Kenya: Nurse Acquitted in a Pregnancy Complications Case

Mr. Tali, who has been in custody at the G.K Kamiti Maximum Prison since July 2009 was convicted and sentenced to death in September 2014 after a young woman presenting with pregnancy complications at his clinic died in his care. Mr. Tali was represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights. A three Judge bench of […]

Chile’s Senate Passes Abortion Bill

After more than two years of Congressional deliberations, on July 19th, 2017, the Chile Senate passed an abortion bill that will allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual violence, and fatal fetal impairments. This bill seeks to overturn Chile’s absolute ban on abortion, which has been in place […]