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2021 Year in Review: Center Achievements Around the Globe

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partners made significant progress around the globe in building, enforcing and defending reproductive rights.

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Ruling Will Help Protect Women Seeking Reproductive Health Care, Including Abortion

Ruling in case brought by the Center and partners holds El Salvador responsible for the death of Manuela, a woman imprisoned after an obstetric emergency.

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Mexico Supreme Court Votes to Decriminalize Abortion

Hailed by the Mexican Supreme Court president Arturo Zaldívar as "a watershed in the history of the rights of all women, especially the most vulnerable,” the Court issued a ruling advancing abortion decriminalization ithroughout the country.

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Causa Justa: The Fight to Decriminalize Abortion in Colombia

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its Colombia-based partners are awaiting a decision by the Constitutional Court of Colombia that could decriminalize abortion throughout the country.

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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.

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International Film Festival Features Documentary About Center’s Salvadoran Client

Teodora, a Center client who was unjustly imprisoned under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law, is the subject of a documentary at a human rights film festival.

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Center to Argue at Inter-American Court of Human Rights for Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Suffering Obstetric Emergency

The Center and its partner in El Salvador are presenting arguments in the Manuela v. El Salvador case.

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Honduras Bans Abortion by Amending its Constitution

In a harmful retrogression for reproductive rights in Latin America, last week the Honduran National Congress voted to amend article 67 of its national Constitution in order to prohibit abortion outright. By changing the constitutional language itself, this reform seeks to prevent any future [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Paola’s Case: Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In a landmark ruling in Paola Guzmán Albarracín v. Ecuador, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights established legally binding standards to prevent sexual violence and harassment in schools throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and [...]

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In Historic Victory, Argentina Legalizes Abortion

In a major victory for reproductive rights in Latin America, abortion is now legal in Argentina. The new law makes Argentina the largest country in Latin America to legalize abortion care. Argentine President Alberto Fernández signed [...]

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Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Teenager’s Death in Landmark Sexual Violence Case

President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador today held a public act of recognition of responsibility for the sexual violence suffered by teenager Paola Guzmán Albarracín that led her to suicide nearly two decades ago. The apology [...]

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Center Appeals to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Release of Unjustly Imprisoned Salvadoran Women

Women at Risk of COVID-19 After Inaction by Salvadoran Government The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on December 3 and urged it to recommend that [...]

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Center Calls on Colombia to Halt Use of Herbicide Causing Harm to Reproductive Health

New Research Report by the Center and its Local Partner Shows Negative Effects of Herbicide Used to Eradicate Cocaine Production As Colombia prepares to restart its aerial fumigation program, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partners at [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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