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In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results. Keep up the momentum in 2015. Donate today. Here are [...]

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Forced Sterilization in Chile

Forced Sterilization in Chile Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too [...]

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A Map of Progress

Worldwide, abortion laws have been liberalizing over the last 20 years. And the momentum is only accelerating. In a country like the United States, where attacks on a woman’s right to abortion are frequent, it [...]

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The Total Criminalization of Abortion in El Salvador

El Salvador has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, banning abortion in all circumstances, even when the pregnancy poses a risk to a woman’s life, health or in cases of rape. The country’s [...]

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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
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Human Rights v. World Cup

Human Rights v. World Cup “How can we balance our love of the game with our commitment to human rights?” asks Human Rights Watch Deputy Director, Iain Levine, in his timely opinion piece in Foreign [...]

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Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage

Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage Manuela’s story is the stuff of nightmares. The young mother from El Salvador had not been feeling well for several years. She sought medical attention for what seemed [...]

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U.S. Backslides on Maternal Deaths

U.S. Backslides on Maternal Deaths Each year, International NGO Save the Children releases a report ranking the wellbeing of mothers and children in 178 countries around the world. An article at PBS Newshour breaks down [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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