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Human Rights Organizations Condemn Perú for Ending Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilization

(PRESS RELEASE) Following the recent announcement that the Peruvian government ended its criminal investigation into the forced sterilization of hundreds of thousands of women and men in the 1990s, five human rights organizations met with government officials and the Inter-American…

Women's Rights in the Dominican Republic Take Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C. on women’s rights issues, including discrimination, violence and reproductive rights violations…

Brazil Takes Step to Implement Historic United Nations Ruling in Maternal Death Case

(PRESS RELEASE) The Brazilian government has agreed to pay reparations as part of the first United Nations ruling on human rights violations in a maternal death case…

Perú Ends Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilizations

(PRESS RELEASE) Peruvian prosecutors have closed their investigation of former president Alberto Fujimori and his administration’s health officials’ involvement in a mass forced sterilization of hundreds of thousands of women—claiming the case lacked sufficient evidence…

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) Healthcare professionals, lawyers, policymakers, and reproductive health advocates are gathering today in Washington, D.C. to testify on emergency contraception restrictions in Latin America, specifically in Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Honduras…

The Scars of Torture

After a woman suffers painful and terrifying complications during the last hours of childbirth, the worst is usually over for her. …

Human Rights Committee Calls Out Peru for Highly Restrictive Abortion Law

The UN Human Rights Committee recently criticized Peru for a wide range of reproductive rights violations, including highly restrictive abortion legislation and a high rate of maternal mortality. …

Stopping All Violence

Last week, President Obama signed the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds support groups for and prosecution of violent crimes against women…

In Front of the UN, Peru Recognizes Need to Guarantee Certain Reproductive Rights

In the last months of 2012, two human rights bodies issued their findings on Peru, including several issues that have an impact on the country's reproductive rights landscape…

Our Work in Focus

Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…