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.
Even in the face of increasing attacks on their health and rights, women all over the world are standing up, speaking out, and fighting for their rights. As 2017 comes to a close, we reflect on some of this year's most consequential wins for women and girls.
Argentinean feminists remain at the forefront of the Latin American movement to end gender-based violence. In mid-October, more than 70,000 activists and advocates gathered to discuss a range of women’s issues at the Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres.
In 2016, Zika caused a public health crisis in Brazil; thankfully, women’s groups have a long history in Brazil, and they were well poised to take up the charge.
GIWYN is IWHC’s newest grantee partner in Nigeria, working to increase awareness and expand access to safe abortion across the country.
We at IWHC strongly condemn and denounce violent, racist, hateful words and actions such as the ones we saw and heard in Charlottesville this weekend. We remain determined to fight against any rollback of women's rights, and human rights, here and abroad. This includes standing up to racism and white supremacy.