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Centering Human Rights in the Response to Zika

Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, this statement calls for a human rights-based approach to the Zika epidemic. It identifies states' obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of all impacted by the [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Violence against Women and Reproductive Rights in the Americas

The numerous forms of violence that are committed against women pose an obstacle to their individual development, violate their rights, and limit their freedoms. Violence against women blocks the full development of their capacities and [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Alyne v. Brazil: Case of Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira (“Alyne”) v. Brazil

Alyne, una Afro-Brasilera de 28 años murió por complicaciones de un embarazo después de que un centro de salud privado y luego un centro de salud público le negaran atención de calidad de salud materna. [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,At the United Nations,Publications

ICPD and Human Rights: 20 Years of Advancing Reproductive Rights though UN Treaty Bodies and Legal Reform

The ICPD and Human Rights fact sheets examine the progress states have made over the past twenty years fulfilling the commitments made in the ICPD Programme of Action. They highlight the extensive developments in international [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Maternal Health,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States, Accountability Bodies,At the United Nations,Publications

Trends in Reproductive Rights Jurisprudence in Latin America

All Latin American countries have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women. Yet despite [...]

Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean,Reporting on Rights,Publications

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