Latin America & Caribbean

Chile Senate Advances Abortion Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Chile Senate voted to advance an abortion bill that if enacted will allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual violence, and fatal fetal impairments…

Salvadoran Court Upholds Freedom of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage

(PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released will remain free, according to the San Salvador Third Criminal Chamber (Cámara Tercera de lo Penal de San Salvador)…

New Amendment Introduced in El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

(PRESS RELEASE) This week an amendment to decriminalize abortion in certain circumstances was introduced in El Salvador. If passed, abortion would become legal in cases of rape and when a pregnancy puts the health or life of a woman at risk…

Centering Human Rights in the Response to Zika

Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, this statement calls for a human rights-based approach to the Zika epidemic…

Chile's Senate Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) This week Chile’s Senate Health Commission agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual violence, and fatal fetal impairments…

U.N. Experts Call For Dominican Republic to Repeal Restrictive Abortion Laws

(PRESS RELEASE) A group of United Nations experts urged President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic to work with legislators to protect women and girls’ rights to sexual and reproductive health…

A Duty to Protect

Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women to avoid pregnancy due to the spread of Zika virus…

New Study: Zika Virus Fueling Online Demand for Abortion Pills in Latin America

(PRESS RELEASE) Since the Pan America Health Organization issued its Zika advisory in November 2015, online requests to Women on Web for abortion pills have exponentially increased, according to a

Teresa Is Free

Last week, 30-year-old Teresa held a photograph of her young son as she took the stand. She had been separated from him for three years after being wrongfully convicted of murder following a traumatic miscarriage…

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

(PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage is being released, according to the San Salvador Third Tribunal of Sentences (Tribunal Tercero de Sentencia de San Salvador) ruling today…

Our Work in Focus

[UPDATE] Following 11 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering an obstetric emergency, the Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) and the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety commuted Teodora's sentence and released her today…
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