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Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Human Rights Violations of 16-Year-Old Girl on Behalf of the State

Today, President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador, on behalf of the State of Ecuador, held a public act of recognition of responsibility for the sexual violence suffered by teenager Paola Guzmán Albarracín that led her to suicide nearly two decades ago.   [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,In the Courts,Press Releases

Innovative litigation filed against three countries to protect girls’ rights in Latin America

Innovative litigation filed against three countries to protect girls’ rights in Latin America The cases from Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua highlight the concerning human rights abuses against girls in the region, including forced pregnancies and [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua,In the Courts,News

Government of Ecuador Absent at Inter-American Commission Hearing on Sexual Violence in Schools

Government of Ecuador Absent at Inter-American Commission Hearing on Sexual Violence in Schools (PRESS RELEASE) The Ecuadorian government remains silent on endemic sexual violence in schools, failing to attend a hearing this week in Washington [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In Washington D.C.,News

Government of Ecuador Fails to Protect the Rights of People Living With HIV

Government of Ecuador Fails to Protect the Rights of People Living With HIV (PRESS RELEASE) The Ecuadoran government violated the human rights of a young girl living with HIV according to a ruling by the [...]

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Center for Reproductive Rights Participates In Public Hearing Addressing Restrictions on Emergency Contraception at the 149th Period of Sessions [...]

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Center’s shadow letter to the ESCR Committee on Ecuador

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter for the review of Ecuador to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) during its 47th Session in December 2011. The letter discusses the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Shadow Letter: Supplementary Information on Ecuador, Committee Against Torture

In October 2010, the Center submitted a shadow letter before the Committee against Torture to shed light on the dire situation of pervasive sexual violence against girls in schools in Ecuador and examine the human [...]

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Shadow Letters Bring Reproductive Rights to Light

The Center celebrated the recent concluding observations on Ecuador, Croatia and Moldova from the U.N. Human Rights Committee, which reaffirm the obligation of these states to guarantee reproductive rights. The Committee's concluding observations responded directly [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare,Europe, Croatia, Moldova, Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Shadow Letters & Reports

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Shadow Letter to UN HRC on Ecuador (2009)

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee for its review of Ecuador during its 97th Session in October 2009. The letter highlights two structural issues in Ecuador: sexual [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Documents

Shadow Letter: Ecuador_CEDAW_2008_English

Shadow Letter: Ecuador_CEDAW_2008_English

Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Senate’s Vote to Repeal the Global Gag Rule

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Bush to sign the bill repealing the Global Gag Rule. The President has repeatedly stated his commitment to cultivating democracy abroad and should therefore, take this opportunity [...]

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Bush Administration Urged to Implement HIV/AIDS Initiative without Strings Attached

Statement of Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights "Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $15 billion HIV/AIDS plan aimed at combating the AIDS pandemic internationally over the next five years. We applaud [...]

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