The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal group promoting an international right to abortion, is expanding its presence and advocacy into more countries with assets of over $21,000,000.
The Center is spreading its legal research, UN advocacy and local networking to several nations in Asia, including Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The Center will work in these countries through its new Asian office in Kathmandu, Nepal– a country it celebrates as a ‘proud achievement’ following a radical change in Nepal’s law it helped orchestrate to allow abortion on demand.
The Center’s Asia office will focus on promoting ‘reproductive rights’–which includes contraception, maternal health and abortion–in law and policy.
The emboldened Center for Reproductive Rights states, “Our sweeping successes over the past 20 years have demonstrated our ability to win one legal battle after another for the future of reproductive rights. Now–and over the months, years, and decades to come–we will press ahead in our strategy for winning the war.” Its plans include “accelerating our successful campaign to establish, strengthen, and expand protections for reproductive rights in international human rights law.”