Flipping the Script on Conscientious Objection

Even in countries that permit abortion, women still face barriers to receiving abortion services because many health providers claim conscientious objection and refuse to provide it.

In Peru, Women’s Rights Activists Make Slow but Steady Gains

Breaking the silence on sexual violence and abortion is a critical first step to advancing reproductive rights in Peru.

Shattering the Stigma of Abortion

Why does abortion stigma matter? Because it is a barrier to abortion both in countries where abortion is legally accessible and countries where it is legally restricted. Both those accessing abortion services as well as abortion providers may experience stigma.

At UN, Governments Agree Equality and Health for Women Means Progress for All

After an exhausting, but exhilarating two weeks at the United Nations, the Commission on the Status of Women closed with a strong commitment from governments to promote the health and human rights of women and girls.

Peruvian “Let Her Decide” Abortion Campaign Takes Next Step

Dejala Decidir in Peru has submitted 60,000 signatures in support of a bill that would decriminalize abortion in cases of rape. Currently, abortion is only allowed if the pregnancy threatens the life or health of the mother.

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…

Partner: Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir-Brazil

  • November 12, 2013

Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir (CDD, or “Catholics for the Right to Decide”) is a network of 12 Catholic social justice groups throughout Latin America committed to the defense of women's rights, with a focus on sexual and reproductive rights, gender equality, and combating violence against women and discrimination.

Partner: Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir-Argentina

  • November 12, 2013

Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir (CDD-Argentina, or “Catholics for the Right to Decide”) is an independent movement of Catholic people committed to social justice and women’s rights, including sexual and reproductive rights, and the right to live free from violence and discrimination. CDD-Argentina works towards achieving gender equality, and challenges religious fundamentalism from a…

Catholic, Pro-Choice, and Complicated

One of the organizations that belongs to the With Women Worldwide compact to end HIV/AIDS, for which IWHC is the secretariat, is a really fascinating group called Catholics for Choice. They have a variety of campaigns that promote their mission and ethics – one of my favorites is their Condoms for Life…