Abortion to save the life or health of a woman has been legal in Peru since 1924, but the majority of Peruvian women are unable to access it. A growing group of public sector doctors, lawyers, midwives, and psychiatrists in Peru is working to change this.
Existen materiales para docentes y hay experiencias exitosas, pero el financiamiento y la preparación idónea de la mayoría de las y los docentes, continúan siendo barreras importantes.
Teachers are better trained and curricula are stronger, but limited financial support and access remain significant barriers.
2015 was a momentous year for women—a year of impressive achievements but also extreme hardship. Here are our highlights for 2015.
Breaking the silence on sexual violence and abortion is a critical first step to advancing reproductive rights in Peru.
On Tuesday, the Argentinian and Peruvian Congresses debated bills to expand access to safe and legal abortion.
The Peruvian Ministry of Education has taken the bold move to incorporate issues related to sexuality into its mainstream national educational framework.
After a 90-year delay, Peru's health ministry finally released protocols that allow for abortion up to 22 weeks of gestation to protect a woman’s health.
Dejala Decidir in Peru has submitted 60,000 signatures in support of a bill that would decriminalize abortion in cases of rape. Currently, abortion is only allowed if the pregnancy threatens the life or health of the mother.
Last September, one of IWHC’s partner organizations, PROMSEX, along with other feminist organizations in Peru, launched the “Déjala Decidir” (“Let Her Decide”) campaign to collect at least 60,000 signatures in support of a proposal that would decriminalize abortion in the case of rape. (Currently, abortion is only permitted when the woman’s life or health is…