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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.

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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Chile Looks Forward

A promising piece of legislation could ease one of the world’s most extreme abortion bans. This past March, a 25-year-old woman suffering from terrible abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding sought emergency care at the hospital—where [...]

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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 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

UN CEDAW Pushes Chile to Guarantee Rights of Women Living with HIV

UN CEDAW Pushes Chile to Guarantee Rights of Women Living with HIV The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) finished its periodic reports on Chile and, in October, issued concluding [...]

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Reproductive Rights Violations—Torture By Any Other Name

A woman living with HIV in Chile is forcibly sterilized while unconscious and undergoing a cesarean delivery. A Kenyan woman, along with her newborn child, is detained for weeks by hospital staff in miserable conditions. [...]

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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 [...]

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Protecting the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women Living with HIV

12.1.10 - On this World AIDS Day, the Center is urging governments to protect the sexual and reproductive rights of women living with HIV. Significant progress has been made in the last decade in response [...]

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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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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