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.

IWHC Files Amicus Brief in Case Countering Full Abortion Ban

  • March 9, 2018

The brief argues in favor of decriminalization of abortion in Brazil in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and was filed on March 8, International Women’s Day, with Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court.

Strength in Numbers: Argentina’s Women’s Movement

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.

Abortion Laws Liberalizing in Latin America, But Implementation is Slow

Last month's progress on abortion rights in Chile is one of several examples of reproductive rights advances taking place in Latin American countries, and a trend in the liberalization of abortion laws in the region over two decades.

A Rapid Response to Zika in Brazil

In 2016, Zika caused a public health crisis in Brazil; thankfully, women’s groups have a long history in Brazil, and they were well poised to take up the charge.

Montevideo to Host Global Meeting on Conscientious Objection to Abortion

  • July 28, 2017

As countries around the world legalize abortion, health providers are increasingly exempting themselves from providing it by invoking their right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. A convening of experts in Montevideo, Uruguay, August 1–3 will devise strategies to ensure the fulfillment and protection of women's rights.

Theory of Change for Sexuality Education in Latin America

A Q&A with Professor Elvia Vargas Trujillo on the first-ever Theory of Change for Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Defending Reproductive Rights: What Uruguay Can Teach Us

As we in the United States prepare ourselves for the forthcoming assault on reproductive rights by the Trump administration, we can learn a lot from the recent gain in Uruguay.

Congressional Action on Zika: Too Little, Too Late?

Congress finally agreed to provide badly-needed funding to halt the spread of the Zika virus. But it’s woefully inadequate.

“Black to the future:” Black Activists Forge a New Way Forward

The first global Black Feminisms Forum, held in Brazil, brought together diverse voices determined to take the movement further.