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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

Safe Abortion Through Medical Abortion and Self-Management in Select Asian Countries

Published collaboratively by Center for Reproductive Rights and South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI), this paper outlines the existing public health standards and the current human rights standards on abortion including medical and self-managed abortions.

Abortion,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka,Reporting on Rights,Publications

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

April COVID-19 Landscape: SRHR and Gendered Issues in Asia

Newsletter of the April 2020 updates regarding COVID-19’s effects on SRH services and gender issues throughout the Asia-Pacific region, more specifically: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, and the Philippines. The Nepal RHRWG, [...]

Abortion, COVID-19,Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka,Documents

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Chile to Pass Historic Bill

Chile to Pass Historic Bill that Decriminalizes Abortion in Certain Circumstances Chile to Pass Historic Bill that Decriminalizes Abortion in Certain Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal voted 6 to 4 to pass an abortion [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Chile’s Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Chile’s Senate Passes Abortion Bill (PRESS RELEASE) After more than two years of Congressional deliberations, today the Chile Senate passed an abortion bill that will allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Dominican Republic Senate Halts Decriminalization Of Abortion

Dominican Republic Senate Halts Decriminalization Of Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Yesterday, the Dominican Republic's Senate (Congress’s upper chamber) voted against advancing a penal code that would allow women access to safe abortion services in cases of [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Chile’s Abortion Law Reform

Inter-american Commission Holds Hearing On Chile’s Abortion Law Reform Center for Reproductive Rights, Isabel Allende, and Miles Offer Powerful Testimony on Importance of Decriminalizing Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates advocated for the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Justice for Francisca

The Center successfully pursued the first-ever forced sterilization case of a person living with HIV in Latin America. For many women, having a child is one of the best days of their lives. For Francisca, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J. Torres delivered a letter from 21 Members of Congress, including House Foreign Affairs Committee [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Swedish Migration Agency granted asylum to Maria Teresa, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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