Unheard Voices: Women's Experiences with Zika - The Global Response

The goal of this report series is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impacts that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in Colombia, Brazil, and El Salvador. Secondly, these reports analyze the global response to the Zika epidemic through both a public health and human rights lens, ultimately finding that there was a disconnect between global, national, and local policies addressing the crisis and the realities faced by women their children, families, and caregivers. Finally, through the personal stories of women affected by Zika, these reports underscore the gendered nature of the epidemic and the disproportionate effect it has had on girls and women throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.