For many years, Brazil has widely been lauded for taking bold stands in support of the sexual rights and health of women and young people, especially when it comes to HIV and AIDS. But it now appears that this proud legacy of recognizing human rights for all is at risk.
A national vote in Uruguay on whether to repeal the country's law legalizing abortion failed to garner enough support. IWHC supported Mujer y Salud en Uruguay to advocate for reproductive rights and fight against the conservative efforts to roll back progress.
Women who have been physically or sexually abused by their partners are more likely to experience a range of health problems. According to a new WHO report, violence against women is a "global heath problem of epidemic proportions."