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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Review of Ecuador Draws Concern Over Sexual Violence in School Settings

Review of Ecuador Draws Concern Over Sexual Violence in School Settings At the end of November 2012, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed its concern about a systemic pattern of sexual [...]

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UN Urges Governments to Respect Reproductive Rights

12.27.10 - This fall, three UN treaty monitoring bodies urged the governments of Ecuador, Uganda and Nicaragua to take steps to promote, protect and fulfill reproductiv  rights. The treaty bodies made these powerful recommendations largely [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Uganda, Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Breaking the Silence: The Global Gag Rule’s Impact on Unsafe Abortion

Executive Summary Every year, twenty million—mostly poor—women around the world are driven to unsafe abortion. More than 95% of these abortions occur in low-income countries. And every year, complications from these procedures claim the lives [...]

Abortion, Censorship, Global Gag Rule,Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,Publications
Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives   Anglophone Africa card link

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives Anglophone Africa

Reproductive rights are internationally recognized as critical both to advancing women's human rights and to promoting development. Governments from all over the world have, in recent years, both acknowledged and pledged to advance reproductive rights [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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