Latin America & Caribbean


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…

Supplementary information on reproductive rights in Peru for the 46th session of the CESCR

In April 2011, the Center and more than 9 Peruvian organizations and international organizations submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights assessing the situation of sexual and reproductive rights of women and adolescents in Perú…

The Global Gag Rule from the Perspective of the Women’s Movement in Peru

Edited remarks from a speech given by Susana Chavez of Centro de la Mujer Peruana Flora Tristán at an October 22, 2003 briefing for the U.S. Congress about Breaking the Silence: The Global Gag Rule’s Impact on Unsafe Abortion

L.C. v. Peru (UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women)

In collaboration with national-level partners, the Center has brought a case before the CEDAW Committee challenging the Peruvian government’s lack of accountability regarding the provision of legal, therapeutic,

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"Petition Filed Against Peru with UN CEDAW Committee"

The Center was mentioned in Ms. Magazine about our newly filed case against Peru on behalf of a 16-year-old rape survivor who suffered devastating consequences after being denied an abortion in her country. Her petition has been submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

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Teen Rape Victim Files Case Against Peru in U.N. Committee

Today, a 16-year-old Peruvian rape survivor who suffered devastating consequences after being denied an abortion filed a human rights petition against her government before the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)…

K.L. v. Peru: Final Decision

K.L. v. Peru: Final Decision

Center Case Receives Award for Promoting Gender Equality

This week, K.L. v. Peru, the Center’s groundbreaking case establishing that denying access to legal abortion violates women’s most basic human rights, won a 2009 Gender Justice Uncovered Award for promoting gender equality…

A Tale of Extraordinary Courage: Interview with K.L.

17-year-old K.L. took on the country Peru for enabling officials to force her to carry a fatally-impaired fetus to term.

When our client K.L. was seventeen years old, she found out that she was pregnant with an anencephalic

KL v. Peru (United Nations Human Rights Committee)

The Center submitted a petition before the UN Human Rights Committee challenging the refusal of Peruvian public health officials to perform a therapeutic abortion, though Peru’s laws permit it, and articulating this behavior as violating a myriad of human rights.  

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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…