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.

Montevideo Consensus Offers a Bold and Progressive Vision for Women and Youth

Signed by 38 countries, the Montevideo Consensus is the most forward-looking document on sexual and reproductive health and rights ever agreed to at any diplomatic negotiation.

UN Resolution Calls on Governments to Provide Sexual and Reproductive Health Services to Migrants

  • April 26, 2013

The International Women's Health Coalition welcomed a new UN resolution that makes clear that health services for migrant women must include sexual and reproductive health services, including emergency contraception and safe abortion for women who have been raped.

An Irresistible Force for Women’s Rights

After two weeks of fierce negotiations at the United Nations' annual Commission on the Status of Women, on March 15 more than 130 governments committed to ending violence against women and girls, and reached strong agreements to promote gender equality and ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services.

United Nations Population Award Speech by Adrienne Germain

  • June 8, 2012

United Nations Population Award Presentation Ceremony A Celebration of Courage Adrienne Germain United Nations, June 8, 2012 Madam Deputy Secretary General, Executive Director of the UNFPA, Chairman of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award, Professor Huang, representing the Federation of Reproductive Health Associations of Malaysia, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests…

Women Outraged that Honduras Outlaws EC

Al final de esta pagina puede leerlo en español. A woman’s right to choose if and when to get pregnant was further eroded last week in Honduras when the National Congress voted to outlaw the sale, purchase, distribution, and use of emergency contraception (EC). The bill passed in the National Congress after just one…

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Meet Our Partner: Católicas pelo Direito de Decidir-Brazil (CDD-Brazil)

  • August 13, 2015

Maria José “Zeca” Rosado of CDD-Brazil speaks about the younger generations of Brazilian women who are more likely to identify as both Catholic and pro-choice, even as the Vatican and Church leaders continue to speak out against women's sexual and reproductive health and rights.

A Path Less Traveled: A Nun Becomes a Fierce Women’s Champion

  • March 11, 2015

Maria “Zeca” José Rosado Nunes, a professor and a former nun, may not strike you at first as a rabble-rouser. But she was one of the first nuns to openly challenge the Catholic Church.

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…

Culture, Católicas, and Contraception: Advocating for Reproductive Health and Rights in Latin America

Akimbo is participating in The Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice, an effort meant to raise awareness and spur dialogue about unique perspectives of and by Latinas on reproductive justice. As part of this week, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is hosting a blog carnival, encouraging Latina bloggers…