Talking Sexuality and Rights in the Arab World

The Lebanon-based Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is producing a series of short videos that tackle concepts such as feminism, sexual rights, and gender identity—issues that are not well understood by the general public in the Arab world.

Women Twice Betrayed

The case of “Belén” in Argentina demonstrates how how public institutions regularly fail women in Argentina.

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.

Brazil’s Conservatives Attempt to Further Restrict Abortion

A bill pending before Brazil's Congress could make it more difficult for rape victims to receive an abortion.

Indigenous Youth Assert Their Human Rights in Mexico

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.

Shattering the Stigma of Abortion

Why does abortion stigma matter? Because it is a barrier to abortion both in countries where abortion is legally accessible and countries where it is legally restricted. Both those accessing abortion services as well as abortion providers may experience stigma.

Guarding Abortion Rights Advances in Uruguay

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.

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.

Outrage Erupts in Argentina Over Brutal Murders of Women

Activists in Latin America are mobilizing and demanding action from policymakers to address gender-based violence after a recent rash of femicides.

Mexico’s Slow Reproductive Rights Advances

The state of Tlaxcala recently passed an amendment expanding the exceptions in which abortion is permitted. This is good news, but only one step in Mexico's journey to meeting women's reproductive rights.