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Mexico Supreme Court Votes to Decriminalize Abortion

Hailed by the Mexican Supreme Court president Arturo Zaldívar as "a watershed in the history of the rights of all women, especially the most vulnerable,” the Court issued a ruling advancing abortion decriminalization ithroughout the country.

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Causa Justa: The Fight to Decriminalize Abortion in Colombia

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its Colombia-based partners are awaiting a decision by the Constitutional Court of Colombia that could decriminalize abortion throughout the country.

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,News

Ecuador must accelerate the implementation of the Inter-American Court of Human Right’s Court ruling in Paola Guzmán Albarracín case

08.13.2021 -- Today marks the first official day of the Fight Against Sexual Violence in the Classrooms in Ecuador, a symbolic day to raise awareness of the importance of preventing sexual violence and ensure sexual and reproductive education for [...]

Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Ecuador debe acelerar la implementación del fallo de la Corte IDH en el caso Paola Guzmán Albarracín

Agosto 13 de 2021 - Hoy se conmemora por primera vez el Día oficial de lucha contra la violencia sexual en las aulas siguiendo una de las medidas ordenadas a Ecuador en la sentencia del caso Paola Guzmán Albarracín [...]

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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.

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Chile Accepts Responsibility Before the IACHR for Forced Sterilization and Will Take Measures to End the Practice

August 3, 2021, Santiago and Bogotá –In a case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the government of Chile has agreed to provide reparations to a woman forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital [...]

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Chile acepta responsabilidad ante la CIDH por esterilización forzada y tomará medidas de no repetición

3 de agosto de 2021, Santiago y Bogotá — En un caso ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), el gobierno de Chile ha acordado proporcionar reparaciones a una mujer esterilizada a la fuerza [...]

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International Film Festival Features Documentary About Center’s Salvadoran Client

Teodora, a Center client who was unjustly imprisoned under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law, is the subject of a documentary at a human rights film festival.

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Case of Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency

Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights heard arguments in Manuela v. El Salvador--a case that seeks reparations on behalf of the family of Manuela, a mother of two with limited means who in 2008 was unjustly detained, shackled and interrogated without the presence of a lawyer and later sentenced to 30 [...]

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Corte IDH determinará responsabilidad internacional de El Salvador por encarcelar a mujeres que sufren complicaciones de sus embarazos

El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, presentaron hoy sus argumentos ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos [...]

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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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Honduras Bans Abortion by Amending its Constitution

In a harmful retrogression for reproductive rights in Latin America, last week the Honduran National Congress voted to amend article 67 of its national Constitution in order to prohibit abortion outright. By changing the constitutional language itself, this reform seeks to prevent any future [...]

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Honduras Fails to Meet its International Human Rights Obligations

Today, lawmakers in Honduras ratified an amendment that incorporates the total prohibition of abortion into article 67 of their Constitution. Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights said: “Against the global [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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