Latin America & Caribbean


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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…

CRR in the Field: Alejandra Cárdenas

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries…

UN Urges Governments to Respect Reproductive Rights

12.27.10 - This fall, three UN treaty monitoring bodies urged the governments of Ecuador, Uganda and Nicaragua to take steps to promote, protect and fulfill reproductiv  rights…

UN to Nicaragua: Youth Have the Right to Contraception and Safe Abortion

This week, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child  (CRC) sent a clear and urgent message to Nicaragua: adolescents must have access to safe, legal, and confidential sexual and reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion. CRC made these recommendations in response to advocacy by the Center and other groups during its 55th session in Geneva, during which it reviewed Nicaragua’s compliance with the Convention of the Rights of the Child…

Shadow Letter on Nicaragua to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

In September, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights of children and adolescents in Nicaragua.  Nicaragua is reporting to the Committee during its 55th session.  The shadow letter highlights…

Civil Society in Central America, Mexico and the Spanish-Speaking Carribean Meet with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

(Guatemala City - Guatemala, March 23) United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Anand Grover, visited Guatemala City on March 22 and 23 to participate in the civil society consultation for Central America, Mexico…

Challenge to Abortion Law in Nicaragua / Amici (Supreme Court of Nicaragua)

In May 2007, The Center for Reproductive Rights and Yale University's Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic submitted a joint friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court of Nicaragua.

Country/Region:  Nicaragua/LAC

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