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Another Woman Unjustly Convicted due to Pregnancy Complication is Released in El Salvador 

03.29.2022 (PRESS STATEMENT) – In El Salvador, another woman—of the many unjustly convicted for homicide after an accusation of a suspected abortion—was released after serving more than 13 years in prison. Maritza, whose full name [...]

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Statements from the Center for Reproductive Rights on the Constitutional Court Decision Decriminalizing Abortion in Colombia

02.21.22 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the Constitutional Court of Colombia issued a ruling decriminalizing abortion up to 24 weeks gestation, a move expected to further eliminate barriers to legal abortion and help to end criminal [...]

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Ganan las mujeres: Corte Constitucional de Colombia elimina el delito del aborto hasta la semana 24, tras fallar a favor de la demanda del Movimiento Causa Justa.

El 21 de febrero de 2022, la Corte Constitucional decidió eliminar el delito de aborto hasta la semana 24 de gestación, y mantiene la aplicación de las causales después de ese tiempo establecido, conforme con [...]

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Sentence Commuted of Woman Convicted for Abortion Crime in El Salvador

Fifth woman to be released since December after legal action by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Other Organizations

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A Fourth Woman Is Released From El Salvador Prison

A fourth woman has been released from prison in El Salvador after being unjustly prosecuted under the country's strict abortion law.

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Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos condena a El Salvador y ordena reformas para que las mujeres no sean criminalizadas por acceder a salud reproductiva card link

Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos condena a El Salvador y ordena reformas para que las mujeres no sean criminalizadas por acceder a salud reproductiva

1 de diciembre de 2021 — El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, lograron que la Corte [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Orders El Salvador to Reform Policies That Criminalize Women for Accessing Reproductive Health Care

11.30.2021 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights announced a ruling in the case of Manuela v. El Salvador ordering the State of El Salvador to reform its legal and health care [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Case of Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency

Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights heard arguments in Manuela v. El Salvador--a case that seeks reparations on behalf of the family of Manuela, a mother of two with limited means who in 2008 was unjustly detained, shackled and interrogated without the presence of a lawyer and later sentenced to 30 [...]

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Corte IDH determinará responsabilidad internacional de El Salvador por encarcelar a mujeres que sufren complicaciones de sus embarazos

El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, presentaron hoy sus argumentos ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos [...]

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Honduras Fails to Meet its International Human Rights Obligations

Today, lawmakers in Honduras ratified an amendment that incorporates the total prohibition of abortion into article 67 of their Constitution. Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights said: “Against the global [...]

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Honduras incumple sus obligaciones internacionales en materia de derechos humanos

Hoy el Congreso de Honduras ha ratificado una reforma que incorpora la prohibición absoluta del aborto en el artículo 67 de su Constitución. Nancy Northup, presidenta y directora general del Centro de Derechos Reproductivos dijo: [...]

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UN experts condemn constitutional reform that would deny the right to safe abortion in Honduras

Following a warning sent by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Centro de Derechos de Mujeres, Somos Muchas and Equipo Jurídico por los Derechos Humanos, several UN special mechanisms such as the Working Group on Discrimination [...]

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Expertas de la ONU condenan reforma constitucional que negaría el derecho al aborto seguro en Honduras

Luego de una alerta enviada por el Centro de Derechos de Mujeres, Somos Muchas, el Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y el Equipo Jurídico por los Derechos Humanos, varios mecanismos especiales de la ONU como el [...]

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