The case of “Belén” in Argentina demonstrates how how public institutions regularly fail women in Argentina.
Breaking the silence on sexual violence and abortion is a critical first step to advancing reproductive rights in Peru.
A bill pending before Brazil's Congress could make it more difficult for rape victims to receive an abortion.
Stories of discrimiation and abuse of indigenous people in Mexico and throughout Latin America are widespread. A recent workshop in Oaxaca is training indigenous youth to advocate for their rights.
Why does abortion stigma matter? Because it is a barrier to abortion both in countries where abortion is legally accessible and countries where it is legally restricted. Both those accessing abortion services as well as abortion providers may experience stigma.
In 2012, Uruguay passed a landmark law permitting abortion. Women's activists--including IWHC partner Mujer y Salud en Uruguay--have been fighting to improve the law and fending off threats to it ever since.
Grupo Curumim is working with government health care workers and educators so they can provide young people with accurate, nonjudgmental, and honest information about their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Activists in Latin America are mobilizing and demanding action from policymakers to address gender-based violence after a recent rash of femicides.
The state of Tlaxcala recently passed an amendment expanding the exceptions in which abortion is permitted. This is good news, but only one step in Mexico's journey to meeting women's reproductive rights.
As Nigeria gets ready for a momentous election, media and political campaigns have failed to capture the reality of many women and girls.