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