Advanced Search
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

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

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

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates gathered in Washington D.C. for a hearing in the case of F.S., a Chilean woman [...]

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,News

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 [...]

Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Center for Reproductive Rights Participates In Public Hearing Addressing Restrictions on Emergency Contraception at the 149th Period of Sessions [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts, At the United Nations,News

Defending Rights & Saving Lives: 2010 Accomplishments

No woman should have to risk her life because she cannot get the essential reproductive care she deserves. This tenet is the cornerstone of the Center for Reproductive Rights work. Looking back at 2010, the [...]

Africa, Kenya, Asia, Philippines, Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, United States, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,In the Courts, At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,News

Dignity Denied: Download Report

Women account for roughly 50% of the 33.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Although the total percentage of women living with HIV/AIDS has stabilized in the last few years, individual countries, including Chile, continue [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Biased Information, Censorship, HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Demanding Rights for HIV Positive Women card link

Demanding Rights for HIV Positive Women

Around the world, laws and policies stigmatize and discriminate against people living with HIV/AIDS, violating their human rights. In reaction to this, people living with HIV are increasingly using the law to hold governments accountable [...]

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts, At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Forcibly Sterilized Woman Files International Case against Chile

Addresses Ongoing HIV Discrimination in Country New York—Today, a woman diagnosed with HIV filed a complaint against Chile before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an international human rights body, charging that the government failed [...]

Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts,News

In re Access to Emergency Contraception in Chile (Chilean Constitutional Court)

On April 13, 2007, the Center filed a third party intervention in support of the national reproductive health and family planning regulations authorizing the free distribution of emergency contraception (EC). The Center’s intervention was a [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts,Case

Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Chilean Constitutional Tribunal’s Decision to Ban Distribution of “Morning-after Pill” in Public Facilities

"This ban treats women in Chile as second-class citizens by inhibiting their options and their ability to decide whether and when to have children. It is yet another abhorrent example of religiously motivated judges holding [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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