Regardless of Election Outcome, Girls Are the Future in Nigeria

As Nigeria gets ready for a momentous election, media and political campaigns have failed to capture the reality of many women and girls.

Brazil Marks International Women’s Day with Law on Gender-Based Violence

Brazil recently approved legislation that imposes harsher penalties for harming or killing women, a crime referred to as “femicide.”

Access to Abortion in Turkey: No Laughing Matter

Although it's legal, access to abortion in Turkey is extremely limited; a local group reports that only three out of the 37 public hospitals in the country are providing non-emergency terminations.

In El Salvador, a Woman Who Miscarries Can Get a 50-Year Prison Sentence

Feminist organizations in El Salvador have launched a campaign petitioning the Salvadoran government to pardon 17 women convicted of abortion-related crimes.

Montevideo +1: Supporting Youth Advocacy in Guatemala

When it comes to family planning and access to reproductive health services, Guatemala lags behind its regional neighbors.

Montevideo +1: Communicating Youth Priorities in Peru

Tania Pariona of REOJIP is helping indigenous youth activists effectively communicate and advocate for the priorities and recommendations agreed to by the Peruvian government in the Montevideo Consensus.

Montevideo +1: Reengaging Activists with the Government in Paraguay

Mirta “Michi” Moragas of Las Ramonas is encouraging progressive activists to reengage with the Paraguayan government after a political coup in 2012 installed a conservative administration.

Montevideo +1: Activists’ Progress One Year After the Landmark Meeting

One year ago this week, 33 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean came together for the first intergovernmental conference on population and development in the region. Convened in Montevideo, Uruguay, by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the conference gathered government delegates and advocates to assess progress and challenges…

After Victory in Uruguay: Addressing Gaps Between the Right to Abortion and Access to Services

While legislative victory in Uruguay is an inspiration for other pro-choice advocates in the region, advocates caution that the struggle to ensure access to safe, legal abortion does not end with legislation.

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…