Once again, we've had a year of ups and downs, a year of strong stands for women's rights and crushing defeats. Here's a quick run-down of some of the most memorable moments of 2014: - Last month, the Chamber of Deputies in the Dominican Republic put forward a measure to reinforce- and strengthen-...Read more
“To be a woman of reproductive age in El Salvador is dangerous.” – Lilian Sepúlveda, Center for Reproductive Rights Cristina knows the truth behind this statement all too well. A few years ago she suffered a miscarriage during a wanted pregnancy, resulting in loss of consciousness and her baby. Her...Read more
“To be a woman of reproductive age in El Salvador is dangerous.” – Lilian Sepúlveda, Center for Reproductive Rights Cristina knows the truth behind this statement all too well. A few years ago she suffered a miscarriage during a wanted pregnancy, resulting in loss of consciousness and her baby. Her...Read more
Recently, I was in the Dominican Republic to visit our Member Association Profamilia and learn more about the state of sexual and reproductive health and rights in a country whose paradise-like environment belies deep pockets of poverty. During the three days I spent with Profamilia, I met doctors...Read more
Twenty-five years ago, Chile enacted the most restrictive ban against abortion in the world. It is one of six countries that prohibit abortion without exception—even when a pregnancy is the result of sexual violence or endangers a woman's life. Even when the life that’s endangered is that of an 11-...Read more
Twenty-five years ago, Chile enacted the most restrictive ban against abortion in the world. It is one of six countries that prohibit abortion without exception—even when a pregnancy is the result of sexual violence or endangers a woman's life. Even when the life that’s endangered is that of an 11-...Read more
Every year, almost four million women and girls in Latin America risk their lives by having an abortion that is illegal and unsafe. Latin America has the dubious distinction of having the most restrictive laws against abortion in the world—and also the highest incidence of unsafe abortion. The...Read more
Every year, almost four million women and girls in Latin America risk their lives by having an abortion that is illegal and unsafe. Latin America has the dubious distinction of having the most restrictive laws against abortion in the world—and also the highest incidence of unsafe abortion. The...Read more
As a Mexican woman, I wasn't sure I would see the day that safe abortion services became a reality for women in my country. For too long, I witnessed the effects that unsafe abortion has on the lives of women and girls. Each year in Latin America and the Caribbean, an estimated 4.2 million women...Read more
As a Mexican woman, I wasn't sure I would see the day that safe abortion services became a reality for women in my country. For too long, I witnessed the effects that unsafe abortion has on the lives of women and girls. Each year in Latin America and the Caribbean, an estimated 4.2 million women...Read more