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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.


Meet Our Partner: Centro Feminista de Estudos e Assessoria

Brazil's National Congress is dominated by Evangelical and Catholic conservatives. Guacira Oliveira, Director of Centro Feminista de Estudos e Assessoria (Feminist Research and Advisory Center), discusses the challenges of advocating for women's human rights and the decriminalization of abortion in the current political climate with IWHC President Françoise Girard.

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Partner Spotlight: Católicas Por El Derecho A Decidir

Unsafe abortion procedures are the leading cause of maternal mortality in Argentina, where abortion is heavily restricted. Católicas Por El Derecho A Decidir-Argentina (CDD-Argentina) is one of the leading organizations behind the Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion

Through its campaign, CDD-Argentina works to improve the political, social, legal, and cultural conditions for passing legislation to decriminalize abortion and ensure women´s access to appropriate abortion services.

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Partner Spotlight: PROMSEX, Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos

In Peru, our partner PROMSEX and other feminist groups are leading the Dejala Decidir campaign, or "Let Her Decide." The campaign is challenging Peru's harsh anti-abortion laws, which currently ban women who have been raped from obtaining an abortion.

PROMSEX also works to increase access to emergency contraception for women who live in poverty, and to end discrimination and violence against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Latest News


Guarding Abortion Rights Advances in Uruguay

In 2012, Uruguay passed a landmark law permitting abortion. Women’s activists have been fighting to improve the law and fending off threats to it ever since.

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Making Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Accessible for Everyone, Everywhere

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.

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Brazil’s Future: Curumim’s Work to Educate and Empower Adolescents

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.

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O novo modelo para as organizações de mulheres no Brasil

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 …

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