Currently, we provide financial support and technical assistance to Catholics for the Right to Decide to advocate for national legislation to decriminalize abortion. This advocacy has helped strengthen the National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion, which has been endorsed by more than 300 organizations nationwide.
IWHC welcomes today’s vote by Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies in favor of a bill that would decriminalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, which our grantee partner CDD-Argentina helped shape, has renewed the hopes of feminist activists in the country.
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.
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.
Taboos around sexuality exist all over the world. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, an online platform aims to demystify sex and sexuality.
The women’s movement achieved great successes globally in 2016; highlighting these achievements will be essential for the fight ahead.
After fierce protest, a woman in Argentina imprisoned for induced abortion has been released. The decision brings to light the injustices women face and the potential of feminist groups to spur change.
Based in Buenos Aires, CEDES is an independent organization which conducts research and provides teaching and technical assistance. Since 2007, CEDES has trained and provided support to health providers in Argentina on abortion.
The case of “Belén” in Argentina demonstrates how how public institutions regularly fail women in Argentina.
Women's health and rights advocates will have to collaborate with the public sector to ensure the goals to ensure universal sexual and reproductive health care are achieved.
Activists in Latin America are mobilizing and demanding action from policymakers to address gender-based violence after a recent rash of femicides.