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Peru Apologizes to K.L.

18 years after K.L. was denied an abortion and forced to carry a nonviable pregnancy to term, Peru offers her an official apology. K.L. was 17 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when she found [...]

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Journey to Justice

Journey to Justice Fifteen years after being denied an abortion, a Peruvian woman is paid reparations by the government in a landmark human rights victory. Last week one of our clients, a woman known as [...]

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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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The Sins of Peru

The Sins of Peru For all of the debate about whether abortion should be allowed for victims of rape, there hasn't been much discussion about the actual consequences of prohibiting abortion under such circumstances. Sadly, [...]

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Here’s A Story to Make You Nice and Mad

Here’s A Story to Make You Nice and Mad 07.26.12 - CNN.com is reporting that a pregnant teenager in the Dominican Republic is being denied cancer treatment because of the country's abortion ban. The 16-year-old is [...]

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U.N. Calls Peru to Carpet

    U.N. Calls Peru to Carpet           A human rights committee within the United Nations has called the government of Peru to the carpet. The country has a long history [...]

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A Girl Who Changed the World, A Victory for Women Everywhere

A Girl Who Changed the World, A Victory for Women Everywhere In 2009, a girl from Peru named L.C. demanded justice. Two years earlier, she needed an abortion—had a legal right to abortion—and was denied, [...]

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Peru: The Long March to Justice

Peru: The Long March to Justice Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

L.C. v. Peru (UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women)

UN Committee Rules Treaty Obligations Guarantee Reproductive Health Services  (Updated 3.18.21) The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) ruled that Peru's failure to guarantee access to essential reproductive health services, including legal abortion, [...]

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KL v. Peru (United Nations Human Rights Committee)

UN Human Rights Committee Establishes Right to Abortion as a Human Right  (Updated 3.18.21) The Center for Reproductive Rights persuaded the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) to recognize that women have a human right to access safe and legal abortion. In a ruling that [...]

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María Mamerita Mestanza Chávez v. Peru (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

Peru Admits Responsibility for its Forced Sterilization Policies  (Updated 3.18.21) In the first case on reproductive rights admitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Peru admitted responsibility for the forced sterilization of María Mamérita Mestanza, and her [...]

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MM v. Peru (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

Peru Admits Responsibility for Violating Abuse Victim’s Human Rights  (Updated 03.18.21) Before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Peru admitted its international responsibility for violating the human rights of a woman who was drugged and raped by a public health service doctor when she was seeking medical services. The Peruvian government [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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