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Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR card link

Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador

The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador El Salvador’s total ban on abortion puts women’s health and lives in danger and denies them essential reproductive freedom. Right now, dozens of women are wrongfully imprisoned under [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Teodora Is Free

    Teodora Is Free     Our client Teodora was released from prison this month. She was unjustly imprisoned for 11 years under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law after suffering a stillbirth. Watch our [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Call on Costa Rica Now

For too long, women in Costa Rica have been denied legal abortion services—help us fight back. Your voice counts – sign the petition now to urge the Costa Rican government to permit women to receive [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Chile Makes History

After a decade of advocacy by the Center and partners, Chile is lifting its total abortion ban. [UPDATE] In a monumental victory for women’s reproductive rights in Chile, the government’s Constitutional Tribunal voted to decriminalize [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News
LA Times Op-Ed: Anti-Choice TRAP Laws Exposed card link

LA Times Op-Ed: Anti-Choice TRAP Laws Exposed

LA Times Op-Ed: Anti-Choice TRAP Laws Exposed Anti-choice state legislation has been alarmingly successful at limiting abortion access across the country over the last few years, writes CUNY Law Professor Caitlin Borgmann in an incisive [...]

Contraception, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Asia, India, United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Spotlight on India Sterilization “Camps”

Spotlight on India Sterilization “Camps” A recent Wall Street Journal article takes a look at some of the big-picture issues around the recent tragedy in Bilaspur, India, where 13 women died and dozens of others [...]

Contraception, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Asia, India,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Warning: Pregnancy May Be Harmful to Your Civil Rights

Warning: Pregnancy May Be Harmful to Your Civil Rights “At no point in her pregnancy should a woman lose her civil and human rights,” assert the authors of a recent op-ed in the New York [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,United States,Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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 [...]

Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

A Battle in Arkansas

A Battle in Arkansas Yesterday, a legislature of extremists in Arkansas ignored the governor, ignored broad national support for the right to abortion, ignored the United States Supreme Court, ignored logic, and, most importantly, ignored [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),News

In Pursuit of Justice

In Pursuit of Justice Imagine you go to the hospital or a doctor's office and receive the treatment that you need to stay healthy. On your way out the door, you are given a bill. [...]

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Reproductive Rights Violations—Torture By Any Other Name

A woman living with HIV in Chile is forcibly sterilized while unconscious and undergoing a cesarean delivery. A Kenyan woman, along with her newborn child, is detained for weeks by hospital staff in miserable conditions. [...]

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CRR in the Field: Alejandra Cárdenas

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Accountability Bodies,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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