Since 2003, IWHC has supported efforts to advance reproductive health and rights in Argentina. Current legislation criminalizes abortion except when performed to save the life of the woman, preserve her physical and mental health, and in cases of rape or incest. As a result, many women endure unsafe conditions that sometimes result in death or sever injuries.

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.


Wins for Women in 2016

The women’s movement achieved great successes globally in 2016; highlighting these achievements will be essential for the fight ahead.

Argentina’s Unstoppable Feminists

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.

Partner: Centro de Estudios del Estado y Sociedad (CEDES)

  • June 9, 2016

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.

Women Twice Betrayed

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

Making Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Accessible for Everyone, Everywhere

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.

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.

Our Top Wins in 2014

Every January, we like to take stock of the gains we’ve made to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls around the world. Last year was a difficult. But we also saw reasons for optimism.

Bills to Expand Access to Abortion Debated in Peru and Argentina

On Tuesday, the Argentinian and Peruvian Congresses debated bills to expand access to safe and legal abortion.

Photos: Thousands March for Abortion Rights in Argentina

  • October 3, 2014

Every year, September 28 is observed as a day for activists to take public action in their countries to advocate for access for safe and legal abortion. On September 29, 2014, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, approximately 3,000 women, men, and children marched in front of the Argentine Congress to urge lawmakers to pass a bill…

Thousands March for Changes to Abortion Law in Argentina

On Monday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, approximately 3,000 women, men, and children marched in front of the Argentine Congress to urge lawmakers to pass a bill that would give women the right to an abortion, without exception, in the first trimester.