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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. …

Center for Reproductive Rights Opens New Regional Office in Colombia

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced the opening of its new regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Bogotá, Colombia. The Center has worked in the region for fifteen years, advancing women's access to reproductive health services, through human rights litigation and the documentation of reproductive rights violations…

Abortion in Colombia: Hard-Won Gains at Risk

USAID funds must not be used to roll back historic wins for women's reproductive health and rights in Colombia — this is the message that the Center recently delivered to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a forceful letter. Our urgent appeal comes as Colombia's Attorney General continues to assault women's access to abortion

Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: USAID funding for the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia

The Honourable Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520

Dear Secretary Clinton:…

Center Praises Momentous Decision in Abortion Case in Colombia

(Press Release) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights applauded the Colombian Constitutional Court’s decision which strongly reaffirms a woman’s right to seek an abortion in Colombia, a country which until 2006 had outlawed abortion under all circumstances