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Paola vs Ecuador: La Educación Sexual y Reproductiva como Derecho Esencial para Prevenir la Violencia Sexual

(Spanish language publication) 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 [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,In the Courts,Fact Sheets

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 [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Human Rights Violations of 16-Year-Old Girl on Behalf of the State

Today, President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador, on behalf of the State of Ecuador, 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.   [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,In the Courts,Press Releases

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 [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

“In Ecuador there was never justice for raped girls”

PledgeTimes quotes Catalina Martínez, the Center's regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, in its reporting on the Center's important victory at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on protecting school girls from sexual [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,Center in the Spotlight

Son Niñas: Violaciones a los Derechos Reproductivos en América Latina y el Caribe

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR,Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Americas’ human rights court hears deadly sexual violence case from Ecuador

An Ecuadorian mother who said her 16-year-old daughter killed herself after being sexually abused by staff in school took her 18-year battle for justice to the top Americas court on Tuesday in the region’s first [...]

Abortion,Ecuador,Center in the Spotlight

Innovative litigation filed against three countries to protect girls’ rights in Latin America

Innovative litigation filed against three countries to protect girls’ rights in Latin America The cases from Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua highlight the concerning human rights abuses against girls in the region, including forced pregnancies and [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua,In the Courts,News

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Submission to the CEDAW Regarding J.D. et al. v. the Czech Republic

Submission by the Center for Reproductive Rights to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Regarding J.D. et al. v. the Czech Republic, CEDAW Communication No. 102/2016, 24 November 2017

Europe, Czech Republic,At the United Nations,Legal Analyses

Al Jazeera: Mother of Ecuadorian girl raped by vice principal testifies in Washington, DC

Mother of Ecuadorian girl raped by vice principal testifies in Washington, DC The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held a hearing in the case of Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, an Ecuadorian teenager who was [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System, United Nations,In the Courts, At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights

Government of Ecuador Absent at Inter-American Commission Hearing on Sexual Violence in Schools

Government of Ecuador Absent at Inter-American Commission Hearing on Sexual Violence in Schools (PRESS RELEASE) The Ecuadorian government remains silent on endemic sexual violence in schools, failing to attend a hearing this week in Washington [...]

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Government of Ecuador Fails to Protect the Rights of People Living With HIV

Government of Ecuador Fails to Protect the Rights of People Living With HIV (PRESS RELEASE) The Ecuadoran government violated the human rights of a young girl living with HIV according to a ruling by the [...]

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,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

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