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Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic signed the country’s amended Penal Code on Friday that will finally allow women access to safe abortion services in [...]

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Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Dominican Republic Chamber of Deputies has agreed to amend the country’s Penal Code to allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when [...]

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​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code

​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code (PRESS RELEASE) Despite more than 90,000 unsafe abortions occurring in the Dominican Republic each year and decades of international human rights law establishing a woman’s [...]

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12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion

12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Twelve countries denounced the criminalization of abortion in El Salvador this week as part of the Universal Periodic Review of the country currently being [...]

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Organization of American States Links Abortion Restrictions to Violence Against Women; Calls on Governments to Decriminalize Abortion

OAS Links Abortion Restrictions to Violence Against Women, Calls Governments to Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) For the first time ever a committee within the Organization of American States (OAS)—considered to be the United Nations for the [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Forced Sterilization Case of HIV Positive Woman to Human Rights Commission

Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Forced Sterilization Case of HIV Positive Woman to Human Rights Commission Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Hear Case on the Forced Sterilization of Chilean Woman Living with HIV (PRESS [...]

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Peruvian Government Complies with Settlement in Decades-old Sexual Assault Case

Peruvian Government Complies with Settlement in Decades-old Sexual Assault Case Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Closes Sexual Assault Case in Peruvian Public Hospital (PRESS RELEASE) Almost 20 years since a doctor at a public hospital [...]

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UN Committee: El Salvador’s Absolute Ban on Abortion Violates Women’s Human Rights

UN Committee: El Salvador’s Absolute Ban on Abortion Violates Women’s Human Rights Committee calls on Salvadoran government to immediately review and amend the country’s extreme abortion laws, which have led to the harsh criminalization of [...]

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Human Rights Organizations Condemn Perú for Ending Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilization

Human Rights Organizations Condemn Perú for Ending Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilization Center for Reproductive Rights calls out state for failing to comply with its obligations before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS [...]

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Brazilian Government Gives Monetary Reparations As Part of Historic United Nations Maternal Death Case

Brazilian Government Gives Monetary Reparations As Part of Historic United Nations Maternal Death Case (PRESS RELEASE) In a ceremony today, the Brazilian government gave monetary reparations to Maria Lourdes da Silva Pimentel, the mother of [...]

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Women’s Rights in the Dominican Republic Take Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Women's Rights in the Dominican Republic Take Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C. on women’s rights issues, including discrimination, [...]

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Organizations in several countries reject decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of minors with disabilities without their consent

Organizations in several countries reject decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of m (PRESS RELEASE)  On March 11th, the Colombian Constitutional Court validated the practice of surgical sterilization of minors with intellectual [...]

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United Nations Human Rights Council Urged to Address Lack of Access to Contraceptives and Family Planning

United Nations Human Rights Council Urged to Address Lack of Access to Contraceptives and Family Planning (PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Argentina, Denmark, Ethiopia, and Morocco are leading a group of more than 60 states [...]

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