By rejecting a bill to decriminalize abortion, the Argentinean Senate missed a landmark opportunity to advance women’s rights. This disappointing outcome will not reverse the momentum for reproductive autonomy in Argentina. The demands of women have been heard and there is no going back.
As an ardent defender of abortion rights in Peru, IWHC's grantee partner Promsex is a frequent target of right-wing conservatives. Yet a recent court ruling against a Catholic news agency that deliberately spread misinformation about Promsex is a victory for Peru's long-embattled sexual and reproductive health advocates.
IWHC welcomes today’s vote by Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies in favor of a bill that would decriminalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, which our grantee partner CDD-Argentina helped shape, has renewed the hopes of feminist activists in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.