In Latin America, we support several organizations and networks in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Uruguay working to improve women's and young people's health at the community level and influence relevant policies at the country level. We also support regional networks and select groups in other countries whose cutting-edge work has the potential to advance women's and young people's health and rights throughout the region.
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.
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.