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Reproductive health and glyphosate in the context of the armed conflict

As the Colombian government has tried to restart its aerial fumigation program with a herbicide called glyphosate, the Center for Reproductive Rights has published a report showing that the herbicide used in the program had [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive Violence in the Colombian Armed Conflict

The decision whether or not to have children does not belong to any armed group, to the State or to anyone else but the women themselves. The Center presented this report on reproductive violence to [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Statement on the Passing of Maria de Lourdes Silva Pimentel

Pimentel was the client in Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil--the first-ever maternal mortality case decided by an international human rights body.

Brazil,Uncategorized

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.

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,Around the World,News

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.

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,News

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

Ecuador must accelerate the implementation of the Inter-American Court of Human Right’s Court ruling in Paola Guzmán Albarracín case

08.13.2021 -- Today marks the first official day of the Fight Against Sexual Violence in the Classrooms in Ecuador, a symbolic day to raise awareness of the importance of preventing sexual violence and ensure sexual and reproductive education for [...]

Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Ecuador debe acelerar la implementación del fallo de la Corte IDH en el caso Paola Guzmán Albarracín

Agosto 13 de 2021 - Hoy se conmemora por primera vez el Día oficial de lucha contra la violencia sexual en las aulas siguiendo una de las medidas ordenadas a Ecuador en la sentencia del caso Paola Guzmán Albarracín [...]

Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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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 Accepts Responsibility Before the IACHR for Forced Sterilization and Will Take Measures to End the Practice

August 3, 2021, Santiago and Bogotá –In a case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the government of Chile has agreed to provide reparations to a woman forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital [...]

Latin America & Caribbean,In the Courts,News

Chile acepta responsabilidad ante la CIDH por esterilización forzada y tomará medidas de no repetición

3 de agosto de 2021, Santiago y Bogotá — En un caso ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), el gobierno de Chile ha acordado proporcionar reparaciones a una mujer esterilizada a la fuerza [...]

Latin America & Caribbean,In the Courts,News

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.

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,News

Glifosato: el Gobierno les da la espalda a los derechos reproductivos

Catalina Martínez Coral, regional director for the Center's Latin America and Caribbean region, wrote an opinion piece for El Tiempo on the Colombian government’s refusal to end the use of glyphosate, a herbicide with negative [...]

Latin America & Caribbean,Center in the Spotlight

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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