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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

Center to Argue at Inter-American Court of Human Rights for Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Suffering Obstetric Emergency

The Center and its partner in El Salvador are presenting arguments in the Manuela v. El Salvador case.

Abortion,El Salvador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

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 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

Center Appeals to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Release of Unjustly Imprisoned Salvadoran Women

Women at Risk of COVID-19 After Inaction by Salvadoran Government The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on December 3 and urged it to recommend that [...]

Abortion,Inter-American Human Rights System,Around the World,Story
Catalina Martínez Coral on the Center’s Recent Human Rights Victory in Latin America card link

Catalina Martínez Coral on the Center’s Recent Human Rights Victory in Latin America

Ruling from Inter-American Court of Human Rights Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence As a global organization, the Center for Reproductive Rights advances reproductive rights as human rights around the world. In August, the [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Landmark Ruling Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence Throughout Latin America

The Center and partners win a major case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that sets standards in countries throughout the region. In a landmark ruling with wide-reaching impact, the Inter-American Court of Human [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Center Argues Milestone Case at Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Center to Argue Milestone Case at Inter-American Court of Human Rights Seeking to Protect Girls from Sexual Violence in Schools The Inter-American Court of Human Rights heard its very first case pertaining to sexual violence [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR,Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Paraguay Denies Abortion to Raped 10-Year-Old card link

Paraguay Denies Abortion to Raped 10-Year-Old

Paraguay Denies Abortion to Raped 10-Year-Old International outrage has been building since late last week, when The Daily Beast reported on the case of a pregnant 10-year-old in Paraguay who has been denied an abortion [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers,News

Fact Sheet: Manuela vs. El Salvador

                              Manuela, a 33-year-old Salvadoran woman of low socio-economic resources, died of cancer while serving an unjust 30-year prison sentence for [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Whose Right to Life? Women’s Rights and Prenatal Protections under Human Rights and Comparative Law

The right to life is a fundamental human right, central to the enjoyment of all other human rights. International human rights law recognizes this basic right begins at birth, and international and regional human rights [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health,United States, Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Submission to the U.N. Human Rights Committee for the U.S. List of Issues

Click the link below to download the Center's submission to the U.N. Human Rights Committee regarding the four key reproductive rights issues we intend to highlight during the Committee’s periodic review of the United States [...]

Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System, United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Comments to the U.S. Government on its Fourth Periodic Report to the U.N. Human Rights Committee

Click the link below to download comments to the U.S. Government on its Fourth Periodic Report to the U.N. Human Rights Committee, the human rights body that monitors compliance with the International Covenant on Civil [...]

Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System, United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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