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.

Latest News

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.

More