IPPF/WHR joins RH Reality Check, Women's Link Worldwide, and others who are demanding that the government of El Salvador permit doctors to perform an abortion to save Beatriz’s* life. Beatriz is a 22-year-old woman from a poor, rural area in El Salvador. She is pregnant with a high risk of maternal...Read more
IPPF/WHR joins RH Reality Check, Women's Link Worldwide, and others who are demanding that the government of El Salvador permit doctors to perform an abortion to save Beatriz’s* life. Beatriz is a 22-year-old woman from a poor, rural area in El Salvador. She is pregnant with a high risk of maternal...Read more
It is difficult to write about any type of violence, but gender-based violence (GBV) poses many challenges that are unique. Despite the prevalence of stories survivors of violence have found the courage to tell, GBV still remains largely invisible. Many people consider abusive actions to be...Read more
It is difficult to write about any type of violence, but gender-based violence (GBV) poses many challenges that are unique. Despite the prevalence of stories survivors of violence have found the courage to tell, GBV still remains largely invisible. Many people consider abusive actions to be...Read more
Peru, while famous for its modern culinary delights and ancient civilizations, also has a far less flattering distinction: it has more reported cases of rape and sexual violence than any other country in South America. Eight in ten of these victims are minors. Researchers estimate that 35,000...Read more
On November 7th, the Departmental Council of Youth, the Women's Civic Committee, and the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz, a conservative city in Bolivia, called for a “March for Life” against the decriminalization of abortion in the country. The pro-life coalition used the slogan “from conception to...Read more
On November 7th, the Departmental Council of Youth, the Women's Civic Committee, and the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz, a conservative city in Bolivia, called for a “March for Life” against the decriminalization of abortion in the country. The pro-life coalition used the slogan “from conception to...Read more
While the Uruguay legislation decriminalizing some abortions is welcome, it is not a panacea for the women of that country. The new law, with its requirement that a woman appear before a hospital panel to justify her decision, mimics the practice in effect in New York before 1970. Hospitals then...Read more
An historic ruling was decided on Wednesday that makes Uruguay the second country in Latin America to allow unrestricted first-trimester abortion. Last month, Uruguay’s Chamber of Deputies just barely passed a bill permitting abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy with 50 to 49 votes, and...Read more
For more than two decades, advocates in Latin America and the Caribbean have come together on September 28th to demand governments decriminalize abortion, provide access to safe and legal abortion services, and bring an end to the stigma faced by women who have had an abortion. This year, two...Read more