Argentina’s Feminist Movement Edges Closer to Expanded Abortion Rights

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.

Women Twice Betrayed

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

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.

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.

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…

CDD-Argentina’s Marta Alanis: Despite Progress, Still Much Work Ahead

Since 1993, IWHC partner Católicas por el Derecho de Decidir –Argentina (Catholics for the Right to Decide–Argentina, or CDD–Argentina) has played a leading role in mobilizing communities to demand access to safe and legal abortion in the country. As part of these efforts, CDD-Argentina helped launch La Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal,…

What Will the Pope’s Visit Mean for Women and Young People in Brazil?

Pope Francis’s visit to Brazil this week comes amid mass protests against wasteful government spending and social inequality. The high price tag of the papal visit has already drawn criticism from protesters (security for the pope is estimated at more than $50 million). What remains to be seen is whether the pope will…