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Paola Guzmán Albarracín v. Ecuador (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

Landmark Ruling Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence Throughout Latin America  (Updated 12.09.20) 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. The court held Ecuador responsible [...]

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Paola Guzmán Albarracín v. Ecuador (Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos)

Paola, una adolescente de 16 años, fue víctima de abuso y acoso sexual por parte del Vicerrector del colegio público donde estudiaba. En el año 2002, ella aseguró haber quedado embarazada y ser presionada por [...]

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Paola vs Ecuador: La Educación Sexual y Reproductiva como Derecho Esencial para Prevenir la Violencia Sexual

(Spanish language publication) 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 [...]

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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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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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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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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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Groundbreaking Case at Inter-American Court on Human Rights Could Transform Girl’s Rights Across Latin America and Beyond

Case would establish International Standards to protect girls from coercion and sexual violence in schools San José- Guayaquil-New York, (PRESS RELEASE)Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partner, the Centro Ecuatoriano para la [...]

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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 [...]

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Sexual Violence In Latin America And The Caribbean Takes Center Stage At The Inter-American Commission On Human Rights

Sexual Violence In Latin America And The Caribbean Takes Center Stage At The Inter-American Commission On Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) Human rights advocates for reproductive health, child and adolescents and human rights advocates testified this [...]

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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 [...]

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Global Year in Review: The Center’s Biggest Achievements of 2020

Despite the unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its global partners made significant progress in the fight for reproductive rights around the world this year. Working both inside and outside the courts in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, the Center successfully blocked harmful [...]

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