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Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR card link

Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador

The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador El Salvador’s total ban on abortion puts women’s health and lives in danger and denies them essential reproductive freedom. Right now, dozens of women are wrongfully imprisoned under [...]

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Teodora Is Free

    Teodora Is Free     Our client Teodora was released from prison this month. She was unjustly imprisoned for 11 years under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law after suffering a stillbirth. Watch our [...]

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Freedom Denied

After 10 years of wrongful imprisonment after she had a stillbirth, our client Teodora was again denied her freedom. [UPDATE] Following 11 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering an obstetric emergency, the Salvadoran Supreme Court [...]

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Call on Costa Rica Now

For too long, women in Costa Rica have been denied legal abortion services—help us fight back. Your voice counts – sign the petition now to urge the Costa Rican government to permit women to receive [...]

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Chile Makes History

After a decade of advocacy by the Center and partners, Chile is lifting its total abortion ban. [UPDATE] In a monumental victory for women’s reproductive rights in Chile, the government’s Constitutional Tribunal voted to decriminalize [...]

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A Duty to Protect

The Zika outbreak threatens dire consequences in countries that have failed to prioritize women’s health and human rights. Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women [...]

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Forced Sterilization in Chile

Forced Sterilization in Chile Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage

Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage Manuela’s story is the stuff of nightmares. The young mother from El Salvador had not been feeling well for several years. She sought medical attention for what seemed [...]

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El Salvador’s Disgrace

El Salvador’s Disgrace The Center’s president and CEO, Nancy Northup, reflects on the agonizing plight of an El Salvadoran woman known publicly as Beatriz, who for many weeks has faced the risk of death and [...]

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UN Body Slams Abortion Laws

UN Body Slams Abortion Laws This month, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) condemned Hungary for two types of abortion restrictions that are on the rise both in Europe [...]

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International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Abortion Law Reform

International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion In 2008, Manuela, a 33-year-old mother of two from El Salvador, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering severe complications giving birth. From the [...]

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Here’s A Story to Make You Nice and Mad

Here’s A Story to Make You Nice and Mad 07.26.12 - CNN.com is reporting that a pregnant teenager in the Dominican Republic is being denied cancer treatment because of the country's abortion ban. The 16-year-old is [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.