Latin America & Caribbean

Colombia

In The Spotlight

Unheard Voices: Women's Experiences with Zika in Colombia

The goal of this report 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…

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…

10 Years of Legal Abortion in Colombia

(PRESS RELEASE) Today marks 10 years since the Colombian Constitutional Court deemed the country’s blanket ban on abortion unconstitutional and mandated that abortion be legally accessible in some circumstances—a historic move for the court which recognized  women’s sexual and…

Organizations in several countries reject decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of minors with disabilities without their consent

(PRESS RELEASE)  On March 11th, the Colombian Constitutional Court validated the practice of surgical sterilization of minors with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities after considering a constitutional challenge to article 7 of Law 1412 of 2010, which…

Colombian Constitutional Court Reaffirms that the Procurador General de la Nación Must Provide Accurate and Truthful Information on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) Colombia's Procurador General de la Nación—head of one of the highest state institutions responsible for guaranteeing fundamental rights for Colombians—and two of his deputies violated their duties as public officers when they provided inaccurate and biased information…

Colombia: The Right to True and Accurate Information

A decision is expected at any time on a Colombian Constitutional Court case revolving around women's fundamental right to information on sexual and reproductive health care…

Human Rights Defender Fends Off Attack

Every day, human rights defenders draw on deep wells of passion and commitment as they stand up for people who have no voice, no power. …

Colombian Congress Defeats Proposals to Amend the Constitution and Prohibit Abortion under All Circumstances

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights celebrated the Colombian Senate’s defeat of a recent proposal to amend the country’s constitution and ban abortion under all circumstances. …