In Latin America, we support several organizations and networks in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Guatemala, and Uruguay working to improve women’s and young people’s health at the community level and influence relevant policies at the country level. We also support regional networks and select groups in other countries whose cutting-edge work has the potential to advance women’s and young people’s health and rights throughout the region.

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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.

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