Pakistan passes the Reproductive Healthcare and Rights Act 2013

The National Assembly of Pakistan unanimously passed the Reproductive Healthcare and Rights Act 2013 on March 12, 2013. The Private Member’s Bill was introduced by Hon. Dr. Attiya Inayatullah, MP and convener of the Pakistan Parliamentary Group on Population, Reproductive Health and Development (PPGPRD). The bill seeks to promote reproductive healthcare and rights in accordance with the Constitution and to fulfill International commitments made by the Government of Pakistan under the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

This Act will provide comprehensive reproductive healthcare services particularly [...]