Our Top Wins in 2015

2015 was a momentous year for women—a year of impressive achievements but also extreme hardship. Here are our highlights for 2015.

In Peru, Women’s Rights Activists Make Slow but Steady Gains

Breaking the silence on sexual violence and abortion is a critical first step to advancing reproductive rights in Peru.

Bills to Expand Access to Abortion Debated in Peru and Argentina

On Tuesday, the Argentinian and Peruvian Congresses debated bills to expand access to safe and legal abortion.

After 90-Year Delay, Peru Releases Protocols for Legal Abortion Services

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.

Peruvian “Let Her Decide” Abortion Campaign Takes Next Step

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.

Pro-Choice Movement Gains Momentum in Peru

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…

Partner: Centro de Promocion y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos (PROMSEX)

  • November 12, 2013

Founded in 2005, PROMSEX is a leading player in the field of sexual and reproductive rights and health in Peru and Latin America. The organization aims to ensure access to safe and legal abortion, promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, ensure access to modern family planning methods, and prevent violence based on gender or sexual orientation.

Double Jeopardy for Rape Victims in Peru

An estimated 35,000 pregnancies occur every year in Peru as a result of rape. Women and girls are faced with two options: seek an illegal abortion and risk going to jail or carry the pregnancy to term.

PROMSEX’s Susana Chavez on What a “Just and Healthy Life” Means to Her

  • November 15, 2012

Susana Chavez, from Peru, is the director of our partner Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos (PROMSEX). In this video she answers the question, “What does a just and healthy life for women and girls mean to you?”…

Johnny and Jaqui's Story

IWHC partner PROMSEX released a story today about a tragic—and preventable—maternal death due to unsafe abortion complications. An excerpt can be found below in both English and Spanish. His name is Johnny, and he is someone who confirms for me that gender equality is possible and that love exists. A year ago Johnny…