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Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic signed the country’s amended Penal Code on Friday that will finally allow women access to safe abortion services in [...]

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Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Dominican Republic Chamber of Deputies has agreed to amend the country’s Penal Code to allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when [...]

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​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code

​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code (PRESS RELEASE) Despite more than 90,000 unsafe abortions occurring in the Dominican Republic each year and decades of international human rights law establishing a woman’s [...]

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12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion

12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Twelve countries denounced the criminalization of abortion in El Salvador this week as part of the Universal Periodic Review of the country currently being [...]

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Panorama Mundial del Derecho al Aborto

Esta hoja informativa es una guía ,esencial del Mapa de Leyes sobre Aborto en el Mundo y ofrece un panorama general de la situación jurídica actual y de las tendencias legislativas globales del aborto, así [...]

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Preguntas y Respuestas: Cómo leer el mapa de las leyes sobre aborto en el mundo

Esta hoja informativa es una herramienta útil para comprender el Mapa de Leyes sobre Aborto en el Mundo. En ella, se describen las diferentes ,legislaciones ,del aborto en diferentes países ,y se establecen categorías ,que [...]

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Organization of American States Links Abortion Restrictions to Violence Against Women; Calls on Governments to Decriminalize Abortion

OAS Links Abortion Restrictions to Violence Against Women, Calls Governments to Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) For the first time ever a committee within the Organization of American States (OAS)—considered to be the United Nations for the [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Forced Sterilization Case of HIV Positive Woman to Human Rights Commission

Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Forced Sterilization Case of HIV Positive Woman to Human Rights Commission Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Hear Case on the Forced Sterilization of Chilean Woman Living with HIV (PRESS [...]

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The World’s Abortion Laws Map (2014)

Since 1998, the Center for Reproductive Rights has produced The World’s Abortion Laws map to visually compare the legal status of induced abortion in different countries—and to advocate for greater progress in ensuring access to safe and legal [...]

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Peru – Guia Tecnica Aborto

   

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Peruvian Government Complies with Settlement in Decades-old Sexual Assault Case

Peruvian Government Complies with Settlement in Decades-old Sexual Assault Case Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Closes Sexual Assault Case in Peruvian Public Hospital (PRESS RELEASE) Almost 20 years since a doctor at a public hospital [...]

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The Human Rights Committee Urges Malawi to Safeguard Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee), which monitors states’ implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, released its concluding observations on Malawi, urging the government to take [...]

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Indian High Court Orders Chhattisgarh Government to Respond to Allegations of Denying Women Access to Safe Abortion Services

Indian High Court Orders Chhattisgarh Government to Address Allegations of Denying Women Access to Abortion Services (PRESS RELEASE) –The Chhattisgarh Government was ordered by judges to immediately address allegations that women in the state lack [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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