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Center to Argue at Inter-American Court of Human Rights for Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Suffering Obstetric Emergency card link

Center to Argue at Inter-American Court of Human Rights for Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Suffering Obstetric Emergency

The Center and its partner in El Salvador are presenting arguments in the Manuela v. El Salvador case.

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Paola’s Case: Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In a landmark ruling in Paola Guzmán Albarracín v. Ecuador, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights established legally binding standards to prevent sexual violence and harassment in schools throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and [...]

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Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Teenager’s Death in Landmark Sexual Violence Case

President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador today 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. The apology [...]

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Center Appeals to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Release of Unjustly Imprisoned Salvadoran Women

Women at Risk of COVID-19 After Inaction by Salvadoran Government The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on December 3 and urged it to recommend that [...]

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Catalina Martínez Coral on the Center’s Recent Human Rights Victory in Latin America

Ruling from Inter-American Court of Human Rights Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence As a global organization, the Center for Reproductive Rights advances reproductive rights as human rights around the world. In August, the [...]

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Landmark Ruling Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence Throughout Latin America card link

Landmark Ruling Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence Throughout Latin America

The Center and partners win a major case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that sets standards in countries throughout the region. In a landmark ruling with wide-reaching impact, the Inter-American Court of Human [...]

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Center Argues Milestone Case at Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Center to Argue Milestone Case at Inter-American Court of Human Rights Seeking to Protect Girls from Sexual Violence in Schools The Inter-American Court of Human Rights heard its very first case pertaining to sexual violence [...]

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Paraguay Denies Abortion to Raped 10-Year-Old

Paraguay Denies Abortion to Raped 10-Year-Old International outrage has been building since late last week, when The Daily Beast reported on the case of a pregnant 10-year-old in Paraguay who has been denied an abortion [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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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Center for Reproductive Rights Implores the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address the Extent to Which El Salvador’s Absolute Abortion Law Criminalizes Women

CRR Implores Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address El Salvador's Absolute Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Center for Reproductive Rights along with local Salvadoran organization Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto [...]

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International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Abortion Law Reform

International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion In 2008, Manuela, a 33-year-old mother of two from El Salvador, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering severe complications giving birth. From the [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,News

Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America

Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America Miguel and Ileana worked together for one year at a car dealership in the late 1980s. They fell for each other in [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban; Ruling Will Have Broad Consequences for Reproductive Rights Throughout Latin America

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban (PRESS RELEASE) In a case that will affect the ability of women and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to make [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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