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Amicus Work: Latin America and the Caribbean

Case of I.V. v. Bolivia  Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2016) Issue: Bolivia’s policy of forced sterilization  Center Position: Forced sterilization is a human rights violation. I.V., a Bolivian, sued Bolivia when she was sterilized [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru,Case Document

Statement on the Passing of Maria de Lourdes Silva Pimentel

Pimentel was the client in Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil--the first-ever maternal mortality case decided by an international human rights body.

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Voces Ignoradas: Experiencias de Mujeres con el Virus del Zika – Colombia

Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Voces Ignoradas: Experiencias de Mujeres con el Virus del Zika – La Respuesta Global

Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Unheard Voices: Women’s Experiences with Zika in Brazil

The goal of this report is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impact that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in Brazil. Secondly, this report analyzes the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Public Funding, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications
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Unheard Voices: Women’s Experiences with Zika – The Global Response

The goal of this report series is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impacts that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in Colombia, Brazil, and El Salvador. [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

What a Sham

An increasingly widespread brand of abortion regulations restricts women’s fundamental rights under the pretext of protecting their health. “Why is there an RV in our parking lot?” Amy Hagstrom Miller, owner of Whole Woman’s Health, [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,News

A Walk in Her Shoes

When anti-choice leaders push unconstitutional 20-week abortion bans, they ignore the woman standing at the center of the equation. Days shy of 20 weeks pregnant, Whitney went in for a routine ultrasound and her world [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Our Top Five

In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results. Keep up the momentum in 2015. Donate today. Here are [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,News

Alyne v. Brazil: Case of Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira (“Alyne”) v. Brazil

Alyne, una Afro-Brasilera de 28 años murió por complicaciones de un embarazo después de que un centro de salud privado y luego un centro de salud público le negaran atención de calidad de salud materna. [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,At the United Nations,Publications

Human Rights v. World Cup

Human Rights v. World Cup “How can we balance our love of the game with our commitment to human rights?” asks Human Rights Watch Deputy Director, Iain Levine, in his timely opinion piece in Foreign [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, United States,Reporting on Rights,News

Brazilian Lawmakers Hear Testimony Regarding Discrimination Against Women Seeking Maternal Health Care

Brazilian Lawmakers Hear Testimony Regarding Discrimination Against Women Seeking Maternal Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) Two years after the United Nations declared Brazil responsible for the death of an Afro-Brazilian woman —calling on the State to provide [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Time for Action

Brazil: Time for Action In August 2011, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) struck a blow for women worldwide when it recognized—in the first preventable maternal death case to [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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