The United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women issued an important decision last week confirming the right of all women, regardless of income or racial background, to timely, non-discriminatory and appropriate maternal health services. The case was filed against
on behalf of Alyne da Silva Pimentel in accordance with the Protocol to the Convention. Alyne da Silva Pimentel was a 28-year-old Afro-Brazilian woman who died in 2002 after being denied basic medical care to address complications in her pregnancy. Brazil
The litigation was undertaken by the Center for Reproductive Rights. For more information, click here.
Thanks to Janna Chan.