The Trump administration's proposed Domestic Gag Rule would prohibit organizations that receive US federal funding through Title X from providing or referring women for abortion-related services. This policy, like the Global Gag Rule, threatens the health and rights of women and girls, especially those from marginalized communities.
A newly proposed bill to decriminalize abortion has renewed the hopes of feminist activists in the country, and could be a sign of a broader shift in public opinion on abortion across Latin America.
From the state of abortion rights to the Global Gag Rule, IWHC looks back on the blogs that rose to the top in a year of perilous policies countered by a tenacious women's movement.
IWHC recently launched a new research project to study the impacts of the Trump Administration's "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance" policy in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Based on the early findings of this project, IWHC submitted comments to the US government and participated in a six-month review on Capitol Hill.
Last month's progress on abortion rights in Chile is one of several examples of reproductive rights advances taking place in Latin American countries, and a trend in the liberalization of abortion laws in the region over two decades.
In the lead-up to International Safe Abortion Day on September 28, IWHC takes a look at some of the most dangerous places in the world to access an abortion.