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Unspeakable Cruelty

The Costa Rican government ignored its laws and inflicted brutal suffering on a woman who had every right to a legal abortion. Aurora was on the way to her friend’s house when the bleeding started. [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

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

Gender and Sexuality in Latin America: A Casebook

Launching Gender and Sexuality in Latin America The Center is thrilled to launch Gender and Sexuality in Latin America - Cases and Decisions, an English language translation of La Mirada de los Jueces: Género y Sexualidad [...]

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El Salvador’s Disgrace

El Salvador’s Disgrace The Center’s president and CEO, Nancy Northup, reflects on the agonizing plight of an El Salvadoran woman known publicly as Beatriz, who for many weeks has faced the risk of death and [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In the States (USA), Reporting on Rights,News

Stopping All Violence

Last week, President Obama signed the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds support groups for and prosecution of violent crimes against women. VAWA has made an enormous impact over the years, [...]

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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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