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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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Argentina Decriminalizes Abortion in All Cases of Rape

This week, the Argentine Supreme Court handed down a historic decision, which clarifies that abortion is decriminalized in all cases of rape. Prior to this ruling, the interpretation of the rape exception in Argentina's abortion [...]

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Amicus Work: Latin America and the Caribbean

Case of I.V. v. Bolivia  Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2016) Issue: Bolivia’s policy of forced sterilization  Center Position: Forced sterilization is a human rights violation. I.V., a Bolivian, sued Bolivia when she was sterilized [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru,Case Document

Center for Reproductive Rights Opens New Regional Office in Colombia

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced the opening of its new regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Bogotá, Colombia. The Center has worked in the region for fifteen years, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights

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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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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In Front of the UN, Peru Recognizes Need to Guarantee Certain Reproductive Rights

In the last months of 2012, two human rights bodies issued their findings on Peru, including several issues that have an impact on the country's reproductive rights landscape. In both instances, the Center for Reproductive [...]

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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 [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts, At the United Nations,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Peruvian Government Complies with Settlement in Decades-old Sexual Assault Case

Peruvian Government Complies with Settlement in Decades-old Sexual Assault Case Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Closes Sexual Assault Case in Peruvian Public Hospital (PRESS RELEASE) Almost 20 years since a doctor at a public hospital [...]

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Center Case Receives Award for Promoting Gender Equality

K.L. v. Peru receives a Bronze Gavel at the 2009 Gender Justice Uncovered Awards This week, K.L. v. Peru, the Center’s groundbreaking case establishing that denying access to legal abortion violates women’s most basic human [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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