A bill pending before Brazil’s Congress could make it more difficult for rape victims to receive an abortion.
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.
Women’s health and rights advocates will have to collaborate with the public sector to ensure the goals to ensure universal sexual and reproductive health care are achieved.
Por Françoise Girard “Estamos mais ou menos acostumadas com esse novo modelo, onde não há financiamento”, disse Sueli Carneiro, do grupo feminista negro Geledés, quando encontrei com ela e com suas colegas em São Paulo há algumas semanas. “Os grupos es …
Bárbara Lopes, a journalist, blogger, and member of Blogueiras Feministas, speaks about how the blog has filled a demand for feminist voices online and in the media.
Maria José “Zeca” Rosado of CDD-Brazil speaks about the younger generations of Brazilian women who are more likely to identify as both Catholic and pro-choice, even as the Vatican and Church leaders continue to speak out against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Guacira Oliveria of Centro Feminista de Estudos e Assessoria in Brazil speaks about the challenges of advocating for women’s and human rights in a newly conservative political climate.
The letter emphasized that the overly restrictive interpretation of the Helms amendment remains a barrier between women and critical, often-lifesaving health care.
Blogueiras Feministas (“Feminist Bloggers”) began as an online discussion group in 2010 and has grown to a highly visible blog with more than 1,000 bloggers, digital activists, and journalists contributing. It has become a common platform for participa …